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The Politics of Discipleship and Discipleship in Politics: Jurgen Moltmann Lectures in Dialogue with Mennonite Scholars
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The Politics of Discipleship and Discipleship in Politics: Jurgen Moltmann Lectures in Dialogue with Mennonite Scholars

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Overview

The Politics of Discipleship and Discipleship in Politics encourages dialogue and cooperation at every level, and has fresh relevance in our post-9/11 world. At the core of this volume are four lectures Jürgen Moltmann originally delivered at two Mennonite seminaries at the height of the Cold War, and responses from theologians at those seminaries. Also included are a new essay and preface by Moltmann and a new foreword by Willard Swartley.

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For more works by Jürgen Moltmann, check out the Jürgen Moltmann Collection.

Key Features

  • Offers timely perspective on politics from one of today’s leading Reformed theologians
  • Contains responses from Mennonite theologians in dialogue with Moltmann’s ideas
  • Enhances biblical understanding of war and peace

Contents and Contributors

  • “The Lutheran Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms and Its Use Today” by Jürgen Moltmann
  • “Barth’s Doctrine of the Lordship of Christ and the Experience of the Confessing Church” by Jürgen Moltmann
  • “Political Theology and Political Hermeneutics” by Jürgen Moltmann
  • “Following Jesus Christ in an Age of Nuclear War” by Jürgen Moltmann
  • “Moltmann’s Theology of the Cross” by Thomas N. Finger
  • “Response to Moltmann’s ‘The Lutheran Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms and Its Use Today’” by Clarence Bauman
  • “Response to Moltmann’s ‘Barth’s Doctrine of the Lordship of Christ and the Experience of the Confessing Church’” by John Howard Yoder
  • “Response to Moltmann’s ‘Political Theology and Political Hermeneutics’” by Helmet Harder
  • “Response to ‘Political Theology and Political Hermeneutics’” by LeRoy Friesen
  • “Response to ‘Following Christ in an Age of Nuclear War’” by Ted Koontz
  • “Response to ‘Following Christ in an Age of Nuclear War’” by Thomas N. Finger
  • “Review of Moltmann’s ‘Following Jesus Christ in the World Today: Responsibility for the World and Christian Discipleship’” by Perry B. Yoder
  • “A Response to the Responses” by Jürgen Moltmann
  • “Peacemaking and Dragonslaying in Christianity” by Jürgen Moltmann

Praise for the Print Edition

The first step to peace is to accept the difference of the other as gift from God. For who can will to annihilate what is received as gift? The penetrating essays in this book are a wonderful testimony of theological work born out of honest engagement, precisely because each author accepts that truth is not a possession and hence its custody is shared, even with those once perceived as adversary. If there is such a thing as pedagogical non-violence this book is a fine exhibit.

Harry J. Huebner, professor emeritus of theology and philosophy, Canadian Mennonite University

While the immediate threat of nuclear disaster has receded since this dialogue between Moltmann and several Mennonite scholars in the 1980s, the reality of war has not. In this collection, enriched with a recent essay by Moltmann arguing that “the love of enemies is a realistic ethic of responsibility,” Mennonites and Moltmann fruitfully push each other to clarify Lutheran, Reformed, and pacifist ethics in response to evil.

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

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About Jürgen Moltmann

Jürgen Moltmann is a German Reformed theologian. He is professor emeritus of systematic theology at the University of Tübingen and the 2000 recipient of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. He studied Christian theology in England and in Göttingen, and served as a pastor in Bremen from 1952 to 1958. Among his many influential and award-winning books are The Theology of Hope, The Crucified God, The Trinity and the Kingdom, and The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology.

About Willard Swartley

Willard M. Swartley is professor emeritus at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. He joined the faculty at AMBS in 1978 and continued teaching until 2004. He served as academic dean at AMBS for seven years. Swartley is the author of Believers Church Bible Commentary: John and Slavery, Sabbath, War, and Women: Case Issues in Biblical Interpretation.

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