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Title:The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Walter Wink, Donna Sinisgalli
Publisher:Harmony
ISBN:0385487525
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Theology, Religion, Non fiction, Spirituality, Christian, Politics

The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium by Walter Wink, Donna Sinisgalli

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium 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 .

i The Powers That Be i 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 .

i From the Hardcover edition i

The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium

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 br br i The Powers That Be i 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 br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way

More than ever Walter Wink believes the Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world In this small book Wink offers a precis of his whole thinking about this issue including the relation of Jesus and his message to politics and nonviolence the history of nonviolent efforts and how nonviolence can win the day when others don t hesitate to resort to violence or terror to achieve their aims


Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination (Powers, #3)

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


Naming the Powers: The Language of Power in the New Testament (Powers, #1)

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Unmasking the Powers: The Invisible Forces That Determine Human Existence (Powers, # 2)

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Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches

Issues surrounding homosexuality threaten to divide the Christian churches and the people within them This unique resource presents short pieces from some of the nation s most prominent church leaders Protestant and Catholic mainline and evangelical who address the fundamental moral imperatives about homosexuality Together they invite the reader to open his or her heart to the Spirit to tolerance and to Gospel values Through personal testimony factual clarification and moral suasion they provide much needed clarity on the biblical witness and biblical authority the nature or character of homosexuality and sexual orientation and many related topics Contributors include Elise Boulding Ignacio Castuera John B Cobb Jr William Sloane Coffin Peggy Campolo Bishop Paul Egertson James A Forbes Jr Maria Harris Barbara Kelsey Morton Kelsey Gabriel Moran David G Myers Richard Rohr O F M Ken Sehested Carole Shields Donald W Shriver Jr M Mahan Siler Jr Lewis B Smedes and Walter Wink


Peace is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation

From the pages of Fellowship magazine this volume highlights the writings of some of the preeminent peacemakers of our century These seventy original and classic essays offer a comprehensive reader in nonviolence while also chronicling the struggle for peace and justice in the twentieth century For students activists and all who share an interest in building a more just and peaceful world


The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man

A thorny historical issue handled with artistry and imaginationThe epithet the son of the man or the Human Being in the Gospels has been a highly debated topic Wink uses this phrase to explore not only early Christology but the anthropology articulated in the Gospels Jesus apparently avoided designations such as Messiah Son of God or God though these titles were given by his disciples after his death and resurrection But Jesus is repeatedly depicted as using the obscure expression the Human Being as virtually his only form of self reference Wink explores how Jesus self referential phrase came to be universalized as the Human Being or Truly Human One The Human Being is a catalytic agent for transformation providing the form and lure and hunger to become who we were meant to be or more properly perhaps to become who we truly are


Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way

More than ever Walter Wink believes the Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world In this small book Wink offers a precis of his whole thinking about this issue including the relation of Jesus and his message to politics and nonviolence the history of nonviolent efforts and how nonviolence can win the day when others don t hesitate to resort to violence or terror to achieve their aims


When the Powers Fall: Reconciliation in the Healing of Nations

Repressive authoritarian regimes are falling and fragile new democracies emerging around the globe How are longstanding conflicts and deep divisions to be healed and enemies reconciled without breeding further injustices To answer this question Walter Wink here applies his compelling analysis of the Powers as they appear in the New Testament to the global scene Surveying the wrenching religious and ethical dilemmas involved in transitions from despotism to democracy Wink neatly summarizes key concepts from his Fortress Press trilogy on the Powers including sections on Jesus against Domination and Nonviolence He then shows how central concepts in the teaching of Jesus can clarify true and false ideas of forgiveness and reconciliation and apology without sacrificing justice The personal political and geopolitical pertinence of Wink s ideas shines in his discussion of specific situations in Africa and Latin America


When the Powers Fall: Reconciliation in the Healing of Nations, Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way, Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way, Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination (Powers, #3), Peace is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Naming the Powers: The Language of Power in the New Testament (Powers, #1), Unmasking the Powers: The Invisible Forces That Determine Human Existence (Powers, # 2), The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium, The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man, Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches