Engaging The Powers

Engaging The Powers

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by Walter Wink
     
 

ISBN-10: 080062646X

ISBN-13: 9780800626464

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Wink explores the problem of evil today and how it relates to the New Testament concept of Principalities and Powers. He asks the question "How can we oppose evil without creating new evils and being made evil ourselves?"

Winner of the Pax Christi Award, the Academy of Parish Clergy Book of the Year, and the Midwest Book Achievement Award for Best Religious Book.  See more details below

Overview

Wink explores the problem of evil today and how it relates to the New Testament concept of Principalities and Powers. He asks the question "How can we oppose evil without creating new evils and being made evil ourselves?"

Winner of the Pax Christi Award, the Academy of Parish Clergy Book of the Year, and the Midwest Book Achievement Award for Best Religious Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800626464
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Powers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
566,133
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and Symbols
Introduction3
Pt. 1The Domination System
1The Myth of the Domination System13
The Myth of Redemptive Violence
The Myth of Redemptive Violence in Popular Culture Today
Redemptive Violence and the National Security State
2The Origin of the Domination System33
Are Human Beings Violent by Nature?
A Time before the Domination System?
The Rise of the Domination System
The Emergent Biblical Alternative
The Future of God's Reign
3Naming the Domination System51
Kosmos: The Domination System
Aion: The Domination Epoch
Sarx: Dominated Existence
4The Nature of the Domination System65
The Powers Are Good
The Powers Are Fallen
The Powers Will Be Redeemed
5Unmasking the Domination System87
The Delusional Apparatus according to Revelation 12-13
The Manufacture of Idolatry according to Revelation 13
The Delusional Assumptions
Liberation from the Delusional System
Pt. 2God's New Charter of Reality
6God's Domination-Free Order: Jesus and God's Reign109
Domination
Equality
Purity and Holiness
Racism/Ethnocentrism
Family
Law
Sacrifice
Nonviolence
Women and Children
Healing and Exorcism
Conclusion
7Breaking the Spiral of Violence: The Power of the Cross139
The Victory of the Cross
Breaking the Spiral of Violence: Girard's Hypothesis
Evaluating Girard's Hypothesis
8To Wash Off the Not Human: Becoming Expendable157
Dying to the Powers
The Church and the Powers
Pt. 3Engaging the Powers Nonviolently
9Jesus' Third Way: Nonviolent Engagement175
Jesus on Nonviolent Engagement
The Thesis Statement: Do Not Mirror Evil
Making Jesus' Teaching Operational
10On Not Becoming What We Hate195
We Become What We Hate
Violent Mimesis
The Contagion of Evil
11Beyond Just War and Pacifism209
Early Christian Nonviolence
Just War Theory
The Church's Vocation for Nonviolence
A Role for "Violence-Reduction Criteria"
Beyond Just War and Pacifism
12But What If...?231
Rehearsing Nonviolence
Forte versus Violence?
13Re-visioning History: Nonviolence Past, Present, Future243
The Past and Present of Nonviolence
The Future of Nonviolence
Pt. 4The Powers and the Life of the Spirit
14The Acid Test: Loving Enemies263
God Is All-Inclusive
Against Perfectionism
The Enemy's Gift
Love Transforms
15Monitoring Our Inner Violence279
The Detainee Within
Something Wants Transformation
Something Wants Nonviolence
The Creative Role of Aggression
16Prayer and the Powers297
History Belongs to the Intercessors
God Is the Intercessor
Waging Spiritual Warfare with the Powers
Prayer and the Problem of Evil
Conclusion
17Celebrating the Victory of God319
Notes325
Index of Passages403
Index of Names413
Index of Subjects419
Acknowledgments424

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