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Christ, Power, and Mammon: Karl Barth and John Howard Yoder in Dialogue

, 2013
ISBN: 9780567146915
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This book examines the role of the New Testament concept of the “principalities and powers” in the thought of Karl Barth and John Howard Yoder, showing how this biblical concept of power is central to the fundamental theological convictions of each thinker.

Scott Prather offers a scholarly account of the underexplored theological and ethical import of a major biblical theme and addresses questions and concerns from a wide range of academic and lay theological interest. He brings Barth and Yoder into dialogue here and examines the three crucial areas: the “confessional” distinction of church and world, the demonization of political power, and the intrinsic relation between the political and economic powers.

While other theologians have rightly identified a “Christocentric” connection between the thought of Barth and Yoder, this is the first endeavor to bring them together through the sustained analysis of a single doctrinal or ethical issue.

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  • Examines the thought of Karl Barth and John Howard Yoder
  • Addresses questions from a wide range of academic and lay theological interest
  • Explores three crucial areas regarding “principalities and powers”
  • Karl Barth’s Theology of the Powers
  • John Howard Yoder’s Exousiology
  • Barth and Yoder: Eschatology as the End of “Wordly” Power(s)
  • The Pre-Eminence of Leviathan and Mammon
  • Naming and Resistance
This intensely reflective and ethically focused interpretation of the ‘theology of the powers’ within the work of Barth and Yoder addresses a central, albeit almost hidden, theological topic in its importance for any public agenda of Christian ethics. Scott Prather’s book presents anew the biblical tradition and the whole range of key questions and discernments disclosing a theological awareness of ‘the powers’ and a critique of their dominance in capitalism and political ideologies. This book is a real guide for the theologically grounded resistance of Christians against any socio-political structures claiming authority in and for themselves.

—Hans Ulrich, professor emeritus of ethics, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Title: Christ, Power and Mammon: Karl Barth and John Howard Yoder in Dialogue
  • Author: Scott Prather
  • Series: T&T Clark Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Barth, Karl, 1886-1968; Yoder, John Howard; Jesus Christ › Person and offices; Power (Christian theology) › Biblical teaching; Power (Christian theology) › History of doctrines--20th century; Powers (Christian theology) › Biblical teaching; Powers (Christian theology) › History of doctrines--20th century; Wealth › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780567146915, 9780567110435
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:13:52Z

Scott Prather holds a PhD in theology from the University of Aberdeen.


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