Engaging the Powers: 25th Anniversary Edition

Engaging the Powers: 25th Anniversary Edition

by Walter Wink


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Engaging the Powers: 25th Anniversary Edition by Walter Wink

In this brilliant culmination of his seminal Powers Trilogy, now reissued in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Walter 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: 9781506438160
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2017
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 507,968
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Walter Wink was professor emeritus of biblical interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. He also taught at Union Theological Seminary. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. He authored several books, including the award-winning Fortress Press trilogy: Naming the Powers, Unmasking the Powers, and Engaging the Powers.

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Abbreviations and Symbols xvii

Introduction 1

Part I The Domination System

1 The Myth of the Domination System 13

2 The Origin of the Domination System 33

3 Naming the Domination System 53

4 The Nature of the Domination System 59

5 Unmasking the Domination System 93

Part II God's New Charter of Reality

6 God's Domination-Free Order: Jesus and God's Reign 117

7 Breaking the Spiral of Violence: The Power of the Cross 149

8 To Wash Off the Not Human: Becoming Expendable 167

Part III Engaging the Powers Nonviolently

9 Jesus' Third Way: Nonviolent Engagement 185

10 On Not Becoming What We Hate 207

11 Beyond Just War and Pacifism 223

12 But What If… ? 247

13 Re-Visioning History: Nonviolence Past, Present, Future 259

Part IV The Powers and the Life of the Spirit

14 The Acid Test: Loving Enemies 279

15 Monitoring Our Inner Violence 295

16 Prayer and the Powers 315

17 Celebrating the Victory of God 339

Notes 347

Index of Passages 447

Index of Names 467

Index of Subjects 479

Acknowledgments 493

About the Author 495

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