Der Täufer Pilgram Marpeck; Anabaptist Theology After Marpeck

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Die 11 Autoren dieses Bandes, die sich mit dem Denken und Leben des Täuferführers Pilgram Marpeck aus dem 16. Jahrhundert befassen, untersuchen die Bedeutung Marpecks für seine eigene Zeit und für heute. Die täuferische Theologie nach Marpeck ist ein Modell für die Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte und die Einbeziehung der Theologie zum Verständnis zeitgenössischer öffentlicher Anliegen.

Anabaptist Political Theology After Marpeck

Anabaptist Political Theology After Marpeck

Summary: Addressing sixteenth-century Anabaptist leader Pilgram Marpeck's thought and life, this volume's 11 authors explore Marpeck's significance for his own time and today. Contributors include Matthew Eaton, Scott Holland, Trevor George Hunsberger Bechtel, Duane K. Friesen, Javan Lapp, Gerald J. Mast, Joanna Lawrence Shenk, Anthony G. Siegrist, Philip E. Stoltzfus, J. Denny Weaver. Anabaptist Theology After Marpeck models engaging history and using theology to understand contemporary public concerns.

Quote:Anabaptist Political Theology After Marpeck delves into the political thought and legacy of Pilgram Marpeck, an Anabaptist leader whose role in the sixteenth century is only recently being widely explored. The outline of his life was published already in the 1920s. However, not until the discovery of the Kunstbuch in the library of Bern, Switzerland in 1950 and publication of this discovery in 1956 did scholars begin to understand the wide impact of Marpeck’s work. This book . . . thus joins a still growing body of literature on the significance of Marpeck for his own time as well as for twenty-first century.” —J. Denny Weaver, in the Introduction

In recent years scholarship on Pilgram Marpeck, and the Covenanter community to which he belonged, has undergone a profound transformation. This collection of creative essays explores one dimension of that new research, highlighting especially Marpeck's ongoing relevance to the pressing question of the church's witness in the public square. I highly recommend this book

John D. Roth, Professor of History, Goshen College; Project Director, Anabaptism at 500; Editor, Mennonite Quarterly Review

More than a decade in the making, this is an excellent foray into the thought of Anabaptist theologian Pilgram Marpeck. Looking back to this sixteenth-century figure, whose influence was nearly lost to history for four centuries, we find insight into how to keep Jesus central as the church seeks to carry out a faithful witness in the world. As such, the essays here can help Christians navigate our own time, fraught as it is with dubious alliances between Christianity and all manner of worldly distractions—from the disembodied spirituality of therapeutic deism, to support for supposedly ‘just wars’ on terror, to the autonomy of the individual, to partisan captivity of the Christian witness, to populist demagoguery.

Barry Hankins, Professor of History, Baylor University; Editor, Journal of Church and State; Author, Baptists in America: A History

Edited by J. Denny Weaver, Gerald J. Mast, and Trevor Bechtel

  • J. Denny Weaver is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Bluffton University.
  • Gerald J. Mast is Professor of Communication at Bluffton University.
  • Trevor Bechtel is Pastor of Shalom Community Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Publisher: Cascadia Publishing House LLC
Publication date: 2022
Tentative Pages: 262
Format: 6 x 9" trade paper with notes, bibliography, index
ISBN 13:  978-1-68027-020-4

Der Täufertheologe Pilgram Marpeck verbrachte seine letzten Lebensjahre in Augsburg, arbeitete als Wasseringenieur für die Reichsstadt Augsburg. Mehr dazu hier ...

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