The Mennonite Quarterly Review: January 2015

Book, 2015, 224 pp
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This issue of the Mennonite Quarterly Review is devoted to the theme of sexual abuse - and the related motifs of discipline, healing, and forgiveness - within the Mennonite Church, with a particular focus on the controversy surrounding the actions of its most widely recognized theologian, John Howard Yoder.

See Table of contents.

  • “Defanging the Beast”: Mennonite Responses to John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Abuse (Bishop Accountability link)
    Rachel Waltner Goossen
  • Sexual Abuse by Church Leaders and Healing for Victims (MQR link)
    Carolyn Holderread Heggen
  • Congregational Responses to Abuse and Trauma: The Persistent Hope of Shalom
    Rebecca Slough
  • Naming the Pain, Seeking the Light: The Mennonite Church’s Response to Sexual Abuse
    Linda Gehman Peachey
  • Seventy Times Seven: Abuse and the Frustratingly Extravagant Call To Forgive (MQR link)
    Gayle Gerber Koontz
  • Anabaptist Re-Vision: On John Howard Yoder’s Misrecognized Sexual Politics
    Jamie Pitts
  • By What Criteria Does a “Grand, Noble Experiment” Fail? What the Case of John Howard Yoder Reveals about the Mennonite Church
    Paul Martens and David Cramer
  • Review Essay: Hans-Juergen Goertz, John Howard Yoder: Radikaler Pazifismus im Gespräch
    John Rempel

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