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Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination by [Wink, Walter]
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''In this magnificent finale to this trilogy, Walter Wink engages the Powers with brilliant exergesis and a profoundly creative nonviolence, revealing the way to the Powers' and our own transformation. Wink on the Powers is a classic resource for activist and scholar alike.'' --James W. Douglass, Ground Zero Community

''This book provides an intellectual, historical, and scriptural basis for the truth of Christian nonviolence. It will be an inspiration to many people, and particularly helpful to those who have come into nonviolence intuitively, or through a painful experience.'' --Mairead (Corrigan) Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, Northern Ireland

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Walter Wink is Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emeritus at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. Previously, he was a parish minister and taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1989-90 he was a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. He and his wife, June Keener Wink, have led workshops they describe as ''aimed at an encounter with the biblical text that will be transformative for the participants'' all over the United States and Canada, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, South Korea, East and West Germany, England, Scotland, and Ireland. They have also led workshops on nonviolence in Mexico, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. Walter Wink is author of 'The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man'' (Fortress Press, 2001) and the award-winning Fortress Press books: 'Naming the Powers' (1982), 'Unmasking the Powers' (1986), 'Engaging the Powers' (1992), and 'When the Powers Fall' (1998). He is also the editor of 'Homosexuality and Christian Faith' (Fortress Press, 1999).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5540 KB
  • Print Length: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Fortress Press (1 Jan. 1992)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001DIWHKE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #502,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination

I must admit that I have not finished this book yet. It is the sort of book that needs to be read slowly and taken in. It can be a bit repetitive in places, perhaps labouring some points more than is necessary, but then that can be useful as a means to absorb what is being said. Not a book to read for amusement. I suspect that you would need a real interest in the subject first! but it fits the bill for me as it follows on from lectures I have heard, other books I have read and is a subject that I find very interesting and worthwhile. It makes me realize how distorted and misused our reading and understanding of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus have become. I find myself frequently being able to make sense of things that sometimes made little sense before and there are plenty of 'O, Now I see!' moments. Perhaps the most important lesson to learn from this book is about Christian non-violence as a creative act of resistance against the modern day powers of domination.
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Walter Wink has a unique and thought-provoking approach to biblical texts that changes the way you think not only about scripture, but also about life. The ancient faith of the Israelites portrayed in the Bible was a lived faith, and Wink takes us back to that, while also projecting it forward into the most important issues and social institutions of our day. This is one book that will not be going off my shelf to the charity shop.
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Though it is a bit old now, this book still has enormous impact and relevance. Too often, Christianity has accepted violence as normal. The author argues convincingly that unquestioned myths about the necessity of violence in the resolution of societal and international conflicts control our thinking. He offers a radical Christian critique and suggests ways forward. This is the best of the series of books he wrote on the subject.
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One of the most astonishing things about this book to is not the theory of non-violence (although there is a lot of that), it is the growing awareness as you read that he sees and explains the World as Jesus saw it. Absolutely remarkable! If you are at my level of reading, you might need a dictionary to hand for some of the terminology, but well worth the effort.
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This was good but I felt only half the picture (probably because of Wink's ambivalence in vol 2 on the metaphysical status of the powers). But his exposition of non-resistance was inspiring.
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