Yoder: unafraid

So the Notre Dame website has an interesting bio about John Howard Yoder.
Mr. Yoder's stance reached a wide theological audience when his book The Politics of Jesus was published in 1972. But his analyses of Christian attitudes toward the state, of pacifism and of major theologians like Reinhold Niebuhr and Karl Barth had been gaining notice since the 1950's.  .......   Mr. Yoder first drafted a 50-page critique of Barth's views on pacifism while a doctoral student under Barth at the University of Basel in Switzerland--and he gave a copy to Barth shortly before Barth was to be on the panel conducting Mr. Yoder's final oral examination.
That is hard.

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