Engaging the Powers Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination

ISBN-10: 080062646X
ISBN-13: 9780800626464
Edition: N/A
Authors: Walter Wink
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List price: $29.00
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations and Symbols
Introduction
The Domination System
The Myth of the Domination System
The Myth of Redemptive Violence
The Myth of Redemptive Violence in Popular Culture Today
Redemptive Violence and the National Security State
The Origin of the Domination System
Are Human Beings Violent by Nature?
A Time before the Domination System?
The Rise of the Domination System
The Emergent Biblical Alternative
The Future of God's Reign
Naming the Domination System
Kosmos: The Domination System
Aion: The Domination Epoch
Sarx: Dominated Existence
The Nature of the Domination System
The Powers Are Good
The Powers Are Fallen
The Powers Will Be Redeemed
Unmasking the Domination System
The Delusional Apparatus according to Revelation 12-13
The Manufacture of Idolatry according to Revelation 13
The Delusional Assumptions
Liberation from the Delusional System
God's New Charter of Reality
God's Domination-Free Order: Jesus and God's Reign
Domination
Equality
Purity and Holiness
Racism/Ethnocentrism
Family
Law
Sacrifice
Nonviolence
Women and Children
Healing and Exorcism
Conclusion
Breaking the Spiral of Violence: The Power of the Cross
The Victory of the Cross
Breaking the Spiral of Violence: Girard's Hypothesis
Evaluating Girard's Hypothesis
To Wash Off the Not Human: Becoming Expendable
Dying to the Powers
The Church and the Powers
Engaging the Powers Nonviolently
Jesus' Third Way: Nonviolent Engagement
Jesus on Nonviolent Engagement
The Thesis Statement: Do Not Mirror Evil
Making Jesus' Teaching Operational
On Not Becoming What We Hate
We Become What We Hate
Violent Mimesis
The Contagion of Evil
Beyond Just War and Pacifism
Early Christian Nonviolence
Just War Theory
The Church's Vocation for Nonviolence
A Role for "Violence-Reduction Criteria"
Beyond Just War and Pacifism
But What If...?
Rehearsing Nonviolence
Forte versus Violence?
Re-visioning History: Nonviolence Past, Present, Future
The Past and Present of Nonviolence
The Future of Nonviolence
The Powers and the Life of the Spirit
The Acid Test: Loving Enemies
God Is All-Inclusive
Against Perfectionism
The Enemy's Gift
Love Transforms
Monitoring Our Inner Violence
The Detainee Within
Something Wants Transformation
Something Wants Nonviolence
The Creative Role of Aggression
Prayer and the Powers
History Belongs to the Intercessors
God Is the Intercessor
Waging Spiritual Warfare with the Powers
Prayer and the Problem of Evil
Conclusion
Celebrating the Victory of God
Notes
Index of Passages
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Acknowledgments

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