John Howard Yoder Legacies Debate

The Mennonite Church USA and the John Howard Yoder Legacies Debate

Virtually everyone leaves a trail behind them in the form of tracks, objects, relationships, official documents, and the memories of others. These bits and pieces are preserved in their environments, though they may be scattered across it like shards. The writer’s job is to find them, sort them, and assemble them in such a way that offers the reader a coherent collage of that character.

John Vaillanti

Relevant Internet Resources

Compilation Date: October 31, 2013

Alexis-Baker, A. (May 24, 2012). John Howard Yoder and Sex: Wrestling with the contradictions. Jesus Radicals. See http://www.jesusradicals.com/john-howard-yoder-and-sex-wrestling-with-the-contradictions/

Amish Jihadist Blog (May 24, 2012). Yoderians aren’t all sexy beasts – some are just beasts. See http://theotherjournal.com/amishjihadi/2012/05/24/yoderians-arent-all-sexy-beasts-some-are-just-beasts/

Anabaptist-Mennonite Biblical Seminary (April 30, 2012). AMBS Statement on Teaching and Scholarship Related to John Howard Yoder. See http://www.ambs.edu/about/documents/AMBS-statement-on-JHY.pdf

Beckwith, F. J. (October 15, 2012). John Howard Yoder: Pacifist-Aggressive. Return to Rome: Reflections on Faith, Ethics, and Culture. See http://www.patheos.com/blogs/returntorome/2013/10/john-howard-yoder-pacifist-aggressive/

Bender, J. (October 18, 2004). Correspondence with Ross L. Bender. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Bender, R. L. (August 18, 2013). AMBS and John Howard Yoder. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Bender, R. L. (September 1, 2013). Response to Sara Wenger Shenk, Unfinished Business with John Howard Yoder legacy. The Mennonie. See http://www.themennonite.org/issues/16-8/articles/Unfinished_business_with_John_Howard_Yoder

Erb, C. (August 1, 2013). John Howard Yoder: A symbolic tip of the iceberg of sexism. The Mennonite. See http://www.mennoniteusa.org/2013/08/20/john-howard-yoder-a-symbolic-tip-of-the-iceberg-of-sexism/

Father Jonathan’s Blog http://gracerector.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/mark-oppenheimer-on-john-howard-yoder/

Freed, J. L. (November 6, 2013). Getting the Question Right on John Howard Yoder. See http://lamarfreed.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/getting-the-question-right-on-john-howard-yoder/

Graber, B. (September 2, 2013). Opinion: What’s to be done about John Howard Yoder and sexual abuse in our midst? Mennonite Weekly Review See http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/9/2/healing-truth-telling/?page=1

Graber, B. Time to Confront John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Assault and Abuse and Mennonite Church Complicity. Young Anabaptist Radicals. See http://young.anabaptistradicals.org/2013/07/17/time-to-confront-john-howard-yoders-sexual-assault-and-abuse-and-mennonite-church-complicity/

Grimsrud, T. (August 2, 2013). Reflections from a “chagrined” Yoderian, Part One – Introduction. Thinking Pacifism. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2013/08/02/reflections-from-a-chagrined-yoderian-part-one/

Grimsrud, T. (August 3, 2013). Reflections from a “chagrined” Yoderian, Part Two – sexual violence. Thinking Pacifism. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2013/08/03/reflections-of-a-chagrined-yoderian-part-two-sexual-violence/

Grimsrud, T. (August 4, 2013). Reflections from a “chagrined” Yoderian: Part Three – Yoder’s violence. Thinking Pacifism. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2013/08/04/reflections-from-a-chagrined-yoderian-part-three-yoders-violence/

Grimsrud, T. (August 4, 2013). Reflections from a “chagrined” Yoderian: Part Four – Yoder’s theology. Thinking Pacifism. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2013/08/05/reflections-from-a-chagrined-yoderian-part-four-yoders-theology/

Grimsrud, T. (August 6, 2013). Reflections from a “chagrined” Yoderian: Part Five – where to now? Thinking Pacifism. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2013/08/06/reflections-of-a-chagrined-yoderian-part-five-what-to-do/

Grimsrud, T. (December 31, 2010). Word and Deed: The Strange Case of John Howard Yoder. Thinking Pacifism. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2010/12/30/word-and-deed-the-strange-case-of-john-howard-yoder/

Grimsrud, T. (February 8, 2011). Word and Deed: The Strange Case of John Howard Yoder, Addendum. Thinking Pacifism. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2011/02/08/word-and-deed-the-strange-case-of-john-howard-yoder-addendum/

Groff, A. (September 1, 2013). An Overview of edgy Mennonite blogs, websites. The Mennonite. See http://www.themennonite.org/issues/16-9/articles/An_overview_of_edgy_Mennonite_blogs_websites

Huber, T. (October 14, 2013). Abuse Discernment Group Sets Goals in Mennonite World Review. See http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/10/14/abuse-discernment-group-sets-goals/

Heinzekehr, H. (August 10, 2013). Can Subordination Ever Be Revolutionary: Reflections on John Howard Yoder in Rachel Harder, Our Stories Untold. See http://www.ourstoriesuntold.com/2013/08/10/can-subordination-ever-be-revolutionary-reflections-on-john-howard-yoder/#comments

Hauerwas, S. (April, 1998). Remembering John Howard Yoder. First Things. See http://www.firstthings.com/article/2008/11/004-remembering-john-howard-yoder-41

John Howard Yoder. Cyclopedia.net. See http://es.cyclopaedia.net/wiki/John-Howard-Yoder

Johns, L. J. (October 18, 2004). Correspondence with Ross L. Bender. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Klassen, W. (October 9, 2004). Correspondence with Ross L. Bender. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Krall, R. E. (February, 2012). The Elephants in God’s Living Room, Volume One: Clergy Sexual Abuse and Institutional Clericalism. See https://ruthkrall.com/downloadable-books/elephants-in-gods-living-room-volume-one/

Krall, R. E. (February, 2013). The Elephants in God’s Living Room, Volume Three: The Mennonite Church and John Howard Yoder, Collected Essays. See https://ruthkrall.com/downloadable-books/volume-three-the-mennonite-church-and-john-howard-yoder-collected-essays/

Lind, M. (October 20, 2004). Correspondence with Ross L. Bender. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Marginal Mennonite. Comments re Oppenheimer (October 11, 2013) A Theologians influence and dark past live on. See https://www.facebook.com/marginalmennonitesociety

Mennonite Media Board of Directors and Staff announced a new policy regarding Yoder books published by Herald Press. Its December 9, 2013 Press Release reported the action of Mennonite Media’s board of directors to place a note in the front of all Yoder-related books about his abuse of power and women. For additional information, see  (http://www.mennonitemedia.org)

Miller, L. (October 22, 2013). Theologian’s Past Affects Victims and GC Classes. The Goshen College Record. See http://record.goshen.edu/2013/10/28579-theologians-past-affects-victims-and-gc-classes

Nafziger, T. (September 14, 2013). The Politics of John Howard Yoder: 41 years of tiptoeing around power in Rachel Harder Our Stories Untold. See http://www.ourstoriesuntold.com/2013/09/14/the-politics-of-john-howard-yoder-41-years-of-tiptoeing-around-power/

Nation, M. T. (September 20, 2013). John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Misconduct; why do I care and why do I write? Anabaptist Nation. See http://emu.edu/now/anabaptist-nation/2013/09/20/john-howard-yoders-sexual-misconduct-why-do-i-care-why-do-i-write/

Nation, M. T. with Marva Dawn. September 22, 2013. On Contextualizing Two Failures of John Howard Yoder. Anabaptist Nation. See http://emu.edu/now/anabaptist-nation/2013/09/23/on-contextualizing-two-failures-of-john-howard-yoder/

Nation, M. R. (August 13, 2012). What to say about John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Misconduct? Anabaptist Nation. http://emu.edu/now/anabaptist-nation/2013/08/13/what-to-say-about-john-howard-yoders-sexual-misconduct/

Oppenheimer, M. (October 11, 2013). Beliefs: A Theologians Influence and Stained Past Live On. New York Times. See http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/us/john-howard-yoders-dark-past-and-influence-lives-on-for-mennonites.html?ref=us&_r=0

Price, T. Elkhart Truth, Summer, 1992. See http://peacetheology.net/john-h-yoder/john-howard-yoder’s-sexual-misconduct—part-five-2/

Price, T. (October 1, 2013). News Analysis: Price told the John Howard Yoder story. The Mennonite. See http://www.themennonite.org/issues/16-10/articles/NEWS_ANALYSIS_Price_told_the_John_Howard_Yoder_story

Religious News Service (August 28, 1992). Chicago Tribune. See http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-08-28/news/9203180387_1_john-howard-yoder-sexual-misconduct-mennonite-church

Sawatsky, W. (October 18, 2004) Correspondence with Ross L. Bender. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Schrag, P. (September 2, 2013). Editorial: Healing Truth: Theologian’s Abuse is Church’s Unfinished Business. Mennonite World Review See http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/9/2/healing-truth/

Shaffer, T. (undated, 1992). The Jurisprudence of John Howard Yoder. Heinonline. See http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=&handle=hein.journals/lstf22&div=32&id=&page=

Shenk, J. (September 2, 2913). Lets Talk about Sexism. Mennonite World Review. See http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/9/2/lets-talk-about-sexism/

Shenk, J. (August 18, 2013). Denominational Response to John Howard Yoder Legacy. Mennonite Church USA. See http://www.mennoniteusa.org/2013/08/19/denominational-response-to-john-howard-yoder-legacy/

Shenk, S. W. (September 12, 2013). Practicing Reconciliation: A (potentially transformative) moment. See http://www.ambs.edu/publishing/2013/09/A-potentially-transformative-Teachable-Moment.cfm

Shenk, S. W. (July 25, 2013). Practicing Reconciliation: Revisiting the Legacy of John Howard Yoder. See http://www.ambs.edu/publishing/2013/07/Revisiting-the-Legacy-of-John-Howard-Yoder.cfm

Shenk, S. W. (November, 2013). Unfinished Business. Sojourners. See http://sojo.net/magazine/2013/11/unfinished-business

Shenk, S. W. (October 11, 2013), United Kingdom Mennonite’s Letter to AMBS. See http://www.ambs.edu/publishing/2013/10/Pastoral-letter-from-friends-in-the-UK.cfm

Stassen, G. September 24, 2013. See http://thinkingpacifism.net/2013/09/24/glen-stassens-reflections-on-the-yoder-case/

Steinfels, P. (January 7, 1998). John Howard Yoder: Theologian at Notre Dame is Dead at 70. New York Times. See http://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/07/us/john-h-yoder-theologian-at-notre-dame-is-dead-at-70.html

Stutzman, E. (August 19, 2013). Members of John Howard Yoder Discernment Group Announced. The Mennonite. See http://www.themennonite.org/public_press_releases/Members_of_John_Howard_Yoder_discernment_grouop_announced

Stutzman, E. (September 23, 2013). Recent News: John Howard Yoder Discernment Committee. See http://www.mennoniteusa.org/2013/09/23/11987/

Swartley, W. (October 15, 2004). Correspondence with Ross L. Bender. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Swartley, W. (October 29, 2004). Correspondence with Ross L. Bender. See http://rossbender.org/AMBS-JHY.pdf

Webb, S. (October 15, 2013). John Howard Yoder and the Violent Power of Pacifism. On the Square. See http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2013/10/john-howard-yoder-and-the-violent-power-of-pacifism

Wikipedia: John Howard Yoder. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard_Yoder

Yoder, K. (September 2, 2013). Abuse victims’ stories told as steps to heal are promised. Mennonite World Review. See http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/9/2/abuse-victims-stories-told-steps-heal-are-promised/?page=1

 Resources

i John Vallaint (2010). The Exchange: John Vaillant on the Siberian Tiger. New Yorker Magazine Online. See http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/09/the-exchange-john-vaillant-on-the-siberian-tiger.html

 

 

 

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Ruth Elizabeth Krall, Ph.D.

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