mere words…or movement?

February 4, 2009 | 2 Comments

To organized opposition [Jesus] responds with the formal founding of a new social reality. New teachings are no threat, as long as the teacher stands alone; a movement, extending his personality in both time and space, presenting an alternative to the structures that were there before, challenges the system as no mere words ever could.” – John Howard Yoder in The Politics of Jesus

  • Brilliant Quote. I have the book sitting on my shelf and wondering when I will pick it up to read. Me thinks it’s no small effort.

  • Me, too, John. I’ve skimmed it many times and even used a few chapters for papers, but it’s high time I honor it by setting aside academia and just reading…