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Several of Yoder’s essays appear in multiple places. We chose not to index the same essay twice. Any essay that began as an unpublished paper or journal article that was later published in a book is indexed in its book form. Essays that appear in multiple books are indexed in the most recently published book form.

Below is a list of essays from earlier books that were not indexed because they appear in later books.

The Original Revolution (1971)

The Priestly Kingdom (1984)

Royal Priesthood (1994)

For the Nations (1997)

War of the Lamb (2009)



  • This search will find exact matches to the search term you enter, even if it is only a partial word (e.g., if you type "Bapti" it will return "Anabaptist," "Baptism," "Baptist," and "Baptize").

  • We have linked related terms together so that if you search for one term, e.g., "communion," it will also bring up hits for related terms, like “Lord’s Supper” and “Eucharist.” Any related terms that matched your inquiry will show up in parenthesis beside the relevant hit. To disable this feature, uncheck the box below the search field labeled “Include Related Terms.”

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  • When search results are placed in bold, this indicates that, in this particular source, Yoder engages the searched topic extensively.

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    • Because a specific Bible passage can be cited in a variety of ways (e.g., John 3:16 is also within John 3:14-17), you may want to begin with the chapter (John 3) and then narrow your search based on the results.
  • In future updates, searches will have be more intuitive. Right now our priority is to enter more publications into the database as quickly as possible.