Yoder, John Howard (1927–1997)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Hill, B. V. 2011. Yoder, John Howard (1927–1997). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Theologian, ethicist, historian, pacifist. Born in Smithfield, Ohio to a family with Amish Mennonite heritage, Yoder was reared in an educated Mennonite community. Yoder attended public schools and augmented his high school education with classes from the Presbyterian school, The College of Wooster. He received a Bachelor's degree from Goshen College, studying under the influential church-historian, Harold S. Bender, who had recently published “The Anabaptist Vision” (1944).
- Yoder, John Howard (1927–1997);
- theologian, ethicist, historian, pacifist;
- the politics of Jesus;
- influence in mennonite circles