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A Declaration on Peace
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Many Christians are becoming increasingly sensitive to the destructiveness of war. They are recognizing war’s limited ability as a public policy instrument. They are acknowledging the social, economic, and spiritual consequences of preparing to wage war. These concerns have begun to revive the conscience of the church in new ways.

This text contends that peacemaking is essential to Christian discipleship. It is the vocation of the church as a whole. Moving beyond the traditional debate around “pacifism,” this statement seeks dialogue concerning a renewed vision of the entire purpose of God in the world.

In A Declaration on Peace, Brethren, Friends, Mennonites, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation seek conversation with Christians everywhere on peace, war, militarism, and justice. The book offers an ecumenical dialogue on the morality of war, grounded in a biblical vision common to all Christian communions.

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Key Features

  • Presents clear arguments for a politically active, peace-focused Christianity
  • Features deep engagement with modern ecumenical discourse
  • Discusses peace as the will of God, and its application


  • The Priestly Role
  • The Prophetic People
  • The Discerning People
  • The Royal Servant People
  • Conclusion

Product Details

  • Title: A Declaration on Peace
  • Authors: John Howard Yoder and Eugene F. Roop
  • Editors: Douglas Gwyn and George Hunsinger
  • Publisher: Herald Press
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 109

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.

About Eugene F. Roop

Eugene F. Roop is a graduate of Manchester College, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Claremont Graduate University. He began as an associate professor of biblical studies at Bethany Theological Seminary in 1977 and later served as the president from 1992 to 2007. He has written several scholarly articles and books, including volumes on Genesis and Ruth, Jonah, and Esther in the Believer’s Church Commentary series.