John Howard Yoder’s classic book, first published in 1971, includes a treatment of Jewish pacifism. Yoder points out each pacifist position’s assumptions, strengths, and shortcomings, bringing clarity to the many-sided conversations about peace, nonviolence, war, proliferation of arms, and power politics. And, in three in-depth appendixes—“Speaking Truth to Power: Quaker Political Witness;” “The Spectrum of Nonpacifist Postures;” and “Nonviolent National Defense Alternatives”—Yoder continues the exposition of his worldview, further inviting open conversation.
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Yoder’s Nevertheless has served me well as a reminder of the diverse forms religious pacifism has taken and as an insightful critical exploration of what makes each kind of pacifism distinctive. These differences are not simply taxonomical; not recognizing them often causes misunderstanding and misrepresentation. This new edition . . . is a worthy new rendering of an old standard.
—James T. Johnson, distinguished professor of religious ethics, Rutgers