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.
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 2 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 3 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 12 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 16 months ago by Jeremy Myers
I read Walter Wink's book Engaging The Powers and I could not put the book down, even though I had to have a dictionary next to me as I read it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mary T Walrath
The best thing I can say about this book is that it is not entirely bad. You do have to get past Wink's new age panentheism, and his belief that he understands Jesus's teaching... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stephen E. Davis
Walter Wink has the foundation of nonviolence down and really explains very clearly just what we are up against. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Patrick A. Denevan
Walter Wink wrote a series of books on powers. I started at the strongest point in his argument: Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bruce P. Barten