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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Powers That Be, a book about non-violence, is Walter Wink's summary of his famous Powers trilogy.
Not a lot of theology books are page turners that can be read in one sitting, but this one is (at just over 200 clearly written pages).
I bought this book when it was recommended as "essential reading" at a peacemaking workshop.
This is a powerful, wonderful book. I found it very helpful in clarifying Jesus's teaching to the world, especially about the "domination system," the spiritual aspect of... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jim Waldenfels
This is the picture of our today's violent society and the recipe to deal with it. Non violence, one of the teachings of the greatest master ever: Jesus of Nazareth.Published 1 month ago by Rodolfo Felix Flores
Our daunting responsibility is to conquer the powers of self-interest and anger within, in order to faithfully hold The Powers accountable to God, and indeed to transform them,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kirk Whalum
1 star is the lowest I could rate this and have it posted. This comes from the flawed theology that believes social justice is the gospel.Published 4 months ago by Phill Broyles
One of the most seminal books I've ever read. A must for anyone who wants to understand Jesus' true significance for the world.Published 7 months ago by bruce henzell
I had read it before and am amazed at how well his analysis of our human situation holds up. This theology connects with life though certainly at a deeper level than most efforts.Published 8 months ago by David McPhail
Violent redemption as practiced in today and past societies are a means of control and lead us nowhere. Read morePublished 18 months ago by mary sharon cushing
I read the entire "Powers Trilogy" about two years ago, and am thrilled that this book was put out to somewhat summarize the trilogy at a popular level for those who don't want to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jeremy Myers - Writing at TillHeComes