Enigmas and Powers

Enigmas and Powers


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Enigmas and Powers is a celebration and engagement of the work of the noted author, biblical scholar, peace activist, pastor, speaker, and workshop leader, Walter Wink. Among Wink's numerous influential works are The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man, The Bible in Human Transformation, Homosexuality and Christian Faith, Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way, and The Powers trilogy (Naming the Powers, Unmasking the Powers, and Engaging the Powers). This is the only volume devoted to responses by Walter's colleagues and students to the entire range of his work and its vast impact across disciplines, from biblical studies to peace studies, from theology to psychology.
""You hold in your hands an unusual book. In it you will find essays, letters, speeches, prayers, toasts, reminiscences, arguments, footnotes, and open-ended conversation. You will find addressed--and by addressed, I mean that the authors are variously talking to these persons/entities--God; the Spirit; Psyche; Walter Wink the person; Walter Wink the essay, book, theory, method, and/or argument(s); and finally, and throughout, you, the reader. Most of all, you will find, I hope, truth. Or, at least, meaningful, productive, and enticing approaches toward truth itself, and toward the world in light of truth.""
--from the introduction

Contributors: Marcus Borg, Balfour Brickner, Tansy Chapman, Hal Childs, Bruce Chilton, Richard Deats, J. Harold Ellens, Robert (Bob) Evans, Ray Gingerich, Ted Grimsrud, Joseph C. Hough, Bill Wylie-Kellerman, Amy-Jill Levine, Alastair McIntosh, Jack Miles, Henry Mottu,Robert Raines, Sharon H. Ringe, Wayne G. Rollins, Bonnie Rosborough, D. Seiple, Frederick W. Weidmann, and Barbara Wheeler

About the Contributor(s):
Frederick W. Weidmann is the Director of the Center for Church Life and Professor of Biblical Studies at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York. He is the author of Polycarp and John: The Harris Fragments and their Challenge to the Literary Traditions and The Shorter Epistles of Paul. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

D. Seiple is a postdoctoral researcher and is coeditor (with Casey Haskins) of Dewey Reconfigured. He is a licensed minister at Broadway United Church of Christ (New York City).

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ISBN-13: 9781498249713
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/09/2007
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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