Evangelicals and Empire: Christian Alternatives to the Political Status Quo

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This groundbreaking collection considers empire from a global perspective, exploring the role of evangelicals in political, social, and economic engagement at a time when empire is alternately denounced and embraced. It brings noted thinkers from a range of theological perspectives together to engage the most explosive and discussed theorists of empire in the first decade of the twenty-first century, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Using their work as a springboard, the contributors challenge evangelicalism's ...
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This groundbreaking collection considers empire from a global perspective, exploring the role of evangelicals in political, social, and economic engagement at a time when empire is alternately denounced and embraced. It brings noted thinkers from a range of theological perspectives together to engage the most explosive and discussed theorists of empire in the first decade of the twenty-first century, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Using their work as a springboard, the contributors challenge evangelicalism's identification with right-wing politics and grapple with the natures of both empire and evangelicalism.

Contributors
Jim Wallis
Helene Slessarev-Jamir and Bruce Ellis Benson
M. Gail Hamner
Lester Edwin J. Ruiz and Charles W. Amjad-Ali
Jennifer Butler and Glenn Zuber
James K. A. Smith
John Milbank
Patrick Provost-Smith
Sébastien Fath
Kurt Anders Richardson
Juan Martínez
Eleanor Moody-Shepherd and Peter Goodwin Heltzel
Elaine Padilla and Dale T. Irvin
Donald W. Dayton and Christian T. Collins Winn
Mark Lewis Taylor
Corey D. B. Walker
Amos Yong and Samuel Zalanga
Michael S. Horton
Mabiala Kenzo and John Franke
Paul Lim
Mario Costa, Catherine Keller, and Anna Mercedes

"Powerful, urgent, and rigorous. Evangelicals and Empire's diverse voices combine solid scholarship and moral passion to produce a challenging rethinking of what it means to be evangelical."--Ronald J. Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action

"Evangelicals and Empire is a significant book because it deals with religious groups that are usually identified with the politics of empire. Helping the reader understand the deeper reasons for the connection of empire and religion, the essays in this book come together to provide a truly invaluable resource for our time as they flesh out alternative resources that resist empire within the evangelical traditions. The future belongs to such efforts that seek to identify new horizons for the interplay of religion and politics."--Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587432354
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Ellis Benson (PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is professor of philosophy and chair of the department at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of Graven Ideologies and Pious Nietzsche. Peter Goodwin Heltzel (PhD, Boston University) is assistant professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary in New York, New York, and coeditor of Theology in Global Context.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Nicholas Wolterstorff Wolterstorff, Nicholas 7

Introduction Bruce Ellis Benson Benson, Bruce Ellis Peter Goodwin Heltzel Heltzel, Peter Goodwin 11

Sect. I Present

1 Dangerous Religion: George W. Bush's Theology of Empire Jim Wallis Wallis, Jim 25

2 The Contested Church: Multiple Others of Evangelical Multitude Helene Slessarev-Jamir Slessarev-Jamir, Helene Bruce Ellis Benson Benson, Bruce Ellis 33

3 Acting in Common: How the Flesh of Multitude Can Become Incarnate Words against Empire M. Gail Hamner Hamner, M. Gail 43

4 Betrayed by a Kiss: Evangelicals and U.S. Empire Charles W. Amjad-Ali Amjad-Ali, Charles W. Lester Edwin J. Ruiz Ruiz, Lester Edwin J. 54

5 Empire-Building or Democracy-at-Work? The Growing Influence of White U.S. Evangelical NGO Lobbying at the United Nations and in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Butler Butler, Jennifer Glenn Zuber Zuber, Glenn 67

6 The Gospel of Freedom, or Another Gospel? Theology, Empire, and American Foreign Policy James K. A. Smith Smith, James K. A. 79

7 Liberality vs. Liberalism John Milbank Milbank, John 93

Sect. II Past

8 Historians and the Past Tense: Evangelium and Imperium as Genealogies of the Concept of Sovereignty Patrick Provost-Smith Provost-Smith, Patrick 107

9 Empire's Future Religion: The Hidden Competition between Postmillennial American Expansionism and Premillennial Evangelical Christianity Sebastien Fath Fath, Sebastien 120

10 Political Complexities and Rivalries of Pneuma and Imperia Kurt Anders Richardson Richardson, Kurt Anders 130

11 Stepchildren of the Empire: The Formation of a Latino Evangelico Identity Juan F. Martinez Martinez, Juan F. 141

12 Empire, Race, andthe Evangelical Multitude: Jesse Jackson, Jim Wallis, and Evangelical Coalitions for Justice Eleanor Moody-Shepherd Moody-Shepherd, Eleanor Peter Goodwin Heltzel Heltzel, Peter Goodwin 152

13 Where Are the Pentecostals in an Age of Empire? Elaine Padilla Padilla, Elaine Dale T. Irvin Irvin, Dale T. 169

14 Intermezzo: A Discussion between Donald W. Dayton and Christian T. Collins Winn about Empire and Evangelicals 185

Sect. III Future

15 Empire and Transcendence: Hardt and Negri's Challenge to Theology and Ethics Mark Lewis Taylor Taylor, Mark Lewis 201

16 Empire and the Ethics of Opacity: The End of Theology and the Beginning(s,i of Theological Thinking Corey D. B. Walker Walker, Corey D. B. 218

17 What Empire, Which Multitude? Pentecostalism and Social Liberation in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa Amos Yong Yong, Amos Samuel Zalanga Zalanga, Samuel 237

18 In Praise of Profanity: A Theological Defense of the Secular Michael Horton Horton, Michael 252

19 The Future of Evangelical Theology in an Age of Empire: Postfoundational and Postcolonial Mabiala Kenzo Kenzo, Mabiala John R. Franke Franke, John R. 267

20 Evangelicalism and/as New Constantinianism: Globalization, Secularity, and the Heart of the Gospel Paul Lim Lim, Paul 278

21 Love in Times of Empire: Theopolitics Today Mario Costa Costa, Mario Catherine Keller Keller, Catherine Anna Mercedes Mercedes, Anna 291

Afterword Michael Hardt Hardt, Michael Antonio Negri Negri, Antonio 307

Index 319

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