The politics of yhwh: John Howard Yoder's old testament narration and its implications for social ethics

Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (1):71-99 (2011)
The apparent tension between the moral codes of the Old and New Testaments constitutes a perennial problem for Christian ethics. Scholars who have taken this problem seriously have often done so in ways that presume sharp discontinuity between the Testaments. They then proceed to devise a system for identifying what is or is not relevant today, or what pertains to this or that particular social sphere. John Howard Yoder brings fresh perspectives to this perennial problem by refuting the presumption of intratestamental discontinuity. Throughout multiple scattered works on the Old Testament, Yoder offers a coherent and provocative narration that culminates in the way of Christ and establishes the ethical continuity of the entire biblical canon. This essay presents the basic parameters of Yoder's Old Testament narration, suggests points where revision is needed, and highlights several implications for social ethics
Keywords Scripture  social ethics  canonical  biblical ethics  John Howard Yoder  Old Testament
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2010.00466.x
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