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Description - Power, Authority and the Anabaptist Tradition by Benjamin W. Redekop

Founded in part on a rejection of "worldly" power and the use of force, Anabaptism carried with it the promise of redemptive power. Yet the attempt to banish worldly power to the margins of the Christian community has been fraught with dilemmas, contradictions, and, at times, blatant abuses of authority. In this groundbreaking book, Benjamin W. Redekop, Calvin W. Redekop, and their coauthors draw on classic and contemporary thinking to confront the issue of power and authority in the Anabaptist-Mennonite community. From the power relationships of the sixteenth-century Peasants' War to issues of contemporary sexuality, the topics of Power, Authority, and the Anabaptist Tradition are sure to interest a wide audience. Contributors: Stephen C. Ainlay, College of the Holy Cross * J. Lawrence Burkholder, President Emeritus, Goshen College * Lydia Neufeld Harder, Toronto School of Theology * Joel Hartman, University of Missouri * Jacob A. Loewen, missionary, retired * Dorothy Yoder Nyce, Writer and former Assistant Professor, Goshen College * Lynda Nyce, Bluffton College * Wesley Prieb (deceased), former dean, Tabor College * Benjamin W. Redekop, Kettering University * Calvin W. Redekop, Conrad Grebel College, emeritus * James M. Stayer, Queen's University, Ontario

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801866050
ISBN-10: 0801866057
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Benjamin W. Redekop

Benjamin W. Redekop is an assistant professor of social science at Kettering University. Calvin W. Redekop is a professsor emeritus at Conrad Grebel College, Waterloo, Ontario. His books include Mennonite Society, Mennonite Entrepreneurs, and Creation and the Environment:An Anabaptist Perspective on a Sustainable World (edited), all available from Johns Hopkins.

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