Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination

Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination

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 Aw...

Title:Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780800626464
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  • Greg Williams

    This is the third volume of Walter Wink's trilogy on the "principalities and powers" mentioned in the New Testament. Like the other volumes, it is written in a scholarly style with copious footnotes t...

  • Ethan

    The conclusion to the trilogy on the powers featuring an exploration of the Domination System.Wink's central thesis features the existence and perpetuation of the Domination System: he sees the kosmos...

  • Tanya

    Wink deals with the nature of the systems of the world, which he renames The Powers, in line with Wagner's view of territorial powers, but in a way that is far more conducive to evangelicalism. Althou...

  • Elisabeth De

    This book caused me to remain a Christian. Wink’s explanation of the Sermon on the Mount as a series of brilliant reversals, mockeries and inventive ways in which completely powerless people can opp...

  • Jamin Bradley

    What a spectacular book. After having researched peace and having written nearly a hundred pages on the topic in one of my own books, I never thought I’d need to dive back into the conversation. But...

  • Mark

    I will need to re-read this theological masterwork many times to fully digest and mine the gold found within it. Elegant and hopeful while remaining true to understanding our world and the Domination ...

  • Dwight Penas

    Wink's work on the "powers and principalities" is very important and intellectually and theologically sound (the latest for the most part). I am disappointed, however, by his lack of serious Christolo...

  • Dan Boyce

    Walter Wink helps translates pre-modern thinking about the forces at work on and in our world into our modern and post-modern shaped thinking about the world. Mondernity pretty much strips the world o...

  • James

    This book is a remarkable achievement. I know of no one else that has taken on the subject of the powers, much less who could have done so in such a lucid, scholarly, compassionate and challenging man...

  • Katie

    One of my all-time favorite books. Although it is the third in a series, it isn't necessary to read the first two to understand this one. Wink is the first person to describe the death of Christ in a ...