Witness, Democracy and Civil Society: Reflections on John Howard Yoder's Exilic Ecclesiology

Bourne, Richard (2007) Witness, Democracy and Civil Society: Reflections on John Howard Yoder's Exilic Ecclesiology. Ecclesiology, 3 (2). pp. 195-213. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

This article examines the compatibility between an ecclesial focus in contemporary theological ethics and an account of democratic citizenship. It focuses on the work of the Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder. It explores the use of a motif that appeared with increasing frequency in Yoder's later writings, and has yet to receive much substantial academic attention — that of exilic citizenship. It then notes parallels between this exilic ecclesiology and contemporary understandings of civil society. It concludes that an exilic reading of Christian witness provides a fruitful basis for a theology of democratic participation

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ecclesiology
Publisher: BRILL
ISSN: ISSN 1744-1366, Online ISSN: 1745-5316
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Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 14:11
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:08
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/345

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