Thursday, April 24, 2008


"To be human is to be in conflict, to offend and be offended. To be human in the light of the gospel is to face conflict in redemptive dialogue." -- John Howard Yoder


Jane said...

Thanks Simon for this powerful quote. It sums up what should be the leitmotif of ecumenism and yet so often isn't. I hadn't read much Yoder and will certainly try to do so now - as I keep saying these days work is the curse of the reading classes!

Simon Barrow said...

The Politics Of Jesus is obviously his best known work, but I also think The Original Revolution and The Christian Witness to the State are good places to start... and boo to all that work ;)