Christ and the Powers
"We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...against spiritual wickedness in high places." --Ephesians 6:12. This small but important book by Hendrik Berkhof ushered in a wave of studies on "the powers" spoken of in the New Testament, profoundly influencing William Stringfellow, Jacques Ellul, Marva Dawn, Walter Wink, and many others. John Howard Yoder brought it to an English-speaking audience for the first time in this translation, and drew from it in his own famous work, The Politics of Jesus.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deusvitae - LibraryThing
Berkhof's short exposition sketching out the place and role of the powers in the New Testament and God's economy. The author does well at seeing the value of what he has written for what it is and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bness2 - LibraryThing
Berkhof provides a unique perspective on the "powers" Paul mentions in several places in his writings. The conclusion is that they are not "angels," or even personal beings, per se, but rather systems ... Read full review