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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, majestic good sense, 11 Jan. 2008
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Wink's argument is passionate, reasonable, and convincing. Non-violent resistance has always been the Christian response to injustice, and now that force of courageous compassion is re-shaping the world. Wink's accounts of the great democratic revolutions of the 1980s and 90s give inspiring tribute to a growing movement for partnership, which is sweeping away the old "powers that be". He shows how Jesus' dream for the world is practical, doable, and just good sense. "God's domination-free order", he feels confident, will prevail.

--author of Correcting Jesus: 2000 Years of Changing the Story
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a book for today, 13 Mar. 2014
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This book is not new, neither are the insights; the message is not time worn but new for each generation facing forces that threaten to deprive people of respect, dignity and a right to self expression.Walter Wink traces the 'domination factor' in family relationships, politics and the life of multinational companies which subtly push people into an unhealthy acceptance of non humane values. His notion that all 'systems' have a kind of soul that expresses itself in being either for the common welfare or self interest and control lies at the root of so many enterprises in society.He shows how the Christian message is tied into the empowerment Jesus gave by offering ways of non-violent resistance which preserve dignity for people considered lesser. Behind the scripture words and phrases are subtleties we don't see until they are opened up for us. Wink does this, in thesame way as Jesus lived out the fatal consequences of standing up to the bullies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Oct. 2014
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VERY INTERESTING BOOK.......LOTS OF ANSWERS....LOTS OF QUESTIONS....I WILL BE LOOKING FOR MORE....
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The Powers That be: Theology for a New Millennium
The Powers That be: Theology for a New Millennium by Walter Wink (Hardcover - 1 Jan. 1998)
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