Liberating the Politics of Jesus

Renewing Peace Theology through the Wisdom of Women

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Darryl W. Stephens, Elizabeth Soto Albrecht
  • London: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , September
     288 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Bold, faithful, challenging – this volume uncovers the social and political implications of the gospel message by looking at Anabaptist theology and practice from a female perspective. The contributors approach the gospel from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, liberating the radical political ethic of Jesus Christ from patriarchal distortions and demonstrating that gender justice and peace theology are inseparable.

Beautifully illustrated with pen drawings, Liberating the Politics of Jesus recognizes the authority of women to interpret and reconstruct the peace church tradition on issues such as subordination, suffering, atonement, the nature of church, leadership, and discipleship. The contributors confront difficult topics head-on, such as the power structures in South Africa, armed conflict in Colombia, and the sexual violence of John Howard Yoder. The result is a renewed Anabaptist peace theology with the potential to transform the work of theology and ministry in all Christian traditions.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Darryl W. Stephens is director of United Methodist studies and director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, USA.

Elizabeth Soto Albrecht is adjunct instructor and former advisor for Global Theological Education at Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, USA.


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