The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Feb 24, 2010 - Religion - 240 pages
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In our fast-paced secular world, God and theology  are second-class citizens. Money, politics, sports, and science seem better suited to the  hard realities of our world. As the church steeple has been eclipsed by the skyscraper as the centerpiece of the urban landscape, so has the divine realm been set aside in favor of more immediate human experience. One sad consequence of this shift is the loss of spiritual and theological bearings, most clearly evident in our inability to understand or speak about such things. If the old way of viewing the universe no longer works, something else has to replace it.

The Powers That Be reclaims the divine realm as central to human existence by offering new ways of understanding our world in theological terms. Walter Wink reformulates ancient concepts, such as God and the devil, heaven and hell, angels and demons, principalities and powers, in light of our modern experience. He helps us see heaven and hell, sin and salvation, and the powers that shape our lives as tangible parts of our day-to-day experience, rather than as mysterious phantoms. Based on his reading of the Bible and analysis of the world around him, Wink creates a whole new language for talking about and to God. Equipped with this fresh world view, we can embark on a new relationship with God and our world into the next millennium.


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User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

Very inspiring book even though I often times wouldn't agree with his rather "liberal" view of things. But he surely is (was) a great writer and theologian. Anybody interested in the subject of theology of power and politics, this is probably one you want to look at. Read full review

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book arrived in excellent shape. Very quick shipping. Easy ordering. Very satisfied!!! Read full review

Contents

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Identifying the Powers
24
Jesus Answer to Domination
62
Breaking the Spiral of Violence
69
Jesus Third
97
Practical Nonviolence
147
The Gift of the Enemy
163
Prayer and the Powers
193
Epilogue
202
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