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He Came Preaching Peace


Herald Press 2004

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At the center of all John Howard Yoder’s thought is scriptural witness, and at the center of scriptural witness is Christ, the one who “came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near” (Eph. 2:17). This collection of short, accessible studies of key biblical texts provides a wonderful point of entry into Yoder’s more difficult theological writings; it can also serve as a guide for a small group Bible study on the theme of Christian peaceableness.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the idea of Christian peacefulness
  • Presents clear arguments for a politically active, peace-focused Christianity
  • Provides deep engagement with modern ecumenical discourse


  • The Way of Peace in a World of War
  • I Have Called You Friends
  • The Wisdom and the Power
  • What Are You Doing More Than They?
  • The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood
  • Glory in a Tent
  • The Form of a Servant
  • The Hilltop City
  • The Broken Wall
  • The Gift of Reconciliation
  • Your Hope Is Too Small
  • Turn, Turn

Praise for the Print Edition

What is especially attractive about this collection is its homiletic style, and therefore its greater appeal to readers with little theological background than some of Yoder’s more technical works.

—Gayle Gerber Koontz, professor of theology and ethics, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Here, helpfully gathered together into a single volume, is the rich harvest of John Howard Yoder’s lifelong probing of scripture. This book is an invaluable resource for all of us who prayerfully wrestle with the inspired text, attempting to fathom and flesh out what it teaches concerning that multifaceted peace which reflects the God of peace incarnate in the Prince of Peace.

—Vernon Grounds, late chancellor of Denver Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: He Came Preaching Peace
  • Author: John Howard Yoder
  • Publisher: Herald Press
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 145

About John Howard Yoder

John Howard Yoder (1927–1997) taught ethics and theology at Notre Dame University and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He received his doctorate from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and was a member of the Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana. Widely sought around the world as a theological educator, ethicist, and interpreter of biblical pacifism, he is best known for writing The Politics of Jesus.