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The Power of the Lamb

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This edition was published in by Kindred Press in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, . Hillsboro, KS, USA.

Written in English

195 pages

This book is a response to the request for more teaching on the historic peace church witness. It was commissioned in 1981 by the Board of Christian Literature of the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches. The pressing concern at the time was the shape of the Mennonite peace witness in a post-Vietnam and post-draft era in the United States. At the 1980 church convention of American MBs in Minneapolis, there were some who wondered if it was time to relax the MB commitment to the historic Mennonite peace witness. While the resolution to affirm the MB Confession of Faith's articulation of the peace position was overwhelmingly affirmed at that convention, the resolution included a request for clearer and more systematic teaching on peace. The book argues that Jesus' peace teaching is central to the gospel and to the mission of the church.

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This book is a response to the request for more teaching on the historic peace church witness. It was commissioned in 1981 by the Board of Christian Literature of the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches. The pressing concern at the time was the shape of the Mennonite peace witness in a post-Vietnam and post-draft era in the United States. At the 1980 church convention of American MBs in Minneapolis, there were some who wondered if it was time to relax the MB commitment to the historic Mennonite peace witness. While the resolution to affirm the MB Confession of Faith's articulation of the peace position was overwhelmingly affirmed at that convention, the resolution included a request for clearer and more systematic teaching on peace. The book argues that Jesus' peace teaching is central to the gospel and to the mission of the church.

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The Power of the Lamb

This edition was published in by Kindred Press in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, . Hillsboro, KS, USA.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction John E. Toews 1
2. Love Your Enemy into the Kingdom John E. Toews 7
3. Be Merciful as God is Merciful John E. Toews 17
4. God's Goal is Shalom Elmer A. Martens 25
5. The Lord is a Warrior Elmer A. Martens 35
6. Peacemakers from the Start John E. Toews 45
7. Crossing Swords John Fast 57
8. No Boundaries for the Church Mervin Dick 67
9. The Way of Peace Mervin Dick 77
10. Mennonite Brethren Peace Witness Henry J. Schmidt 87
11. Nuclear Bomb and Liberation Bullet Howard J. Loewen 97
12. Judging the Just War Howard J. Loewen 107
13. The Power of the Lamb Wesley J. Prieb 117
Appendix I: About the Authors 129
Appendix II: Mennonite Brethren Statements on War and Peace in North America 131

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1986

Contributors

Contributor
Mervin Dick
Contributor
John Fast
Contributor
Howard J. Loewen
Contributor
Elmer A. Martens
Contributor
Gordon Nickel
Contributor
Wesley J. Prieb
Contributor
Henry J. Schmidt
Contributor
John E. Toews

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Open Library
OL11443227M
Internet Archive
ThePowerOfTheLambOCRopt
ISBN 10
0919797504
ISBN 13
9780919797505
OCLC/WorldCat
15344058
Library Thing
3187519
Goodreads
851655

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