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TRANSFORMATION OF POWERS
A Theology of Non-Violence
Walter Wink, Dr. theol., 1935-2012, was a professor of Biblical Interpretation at the Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. He was parish priest, taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and was Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in 1989-90. For his studies on "principalities and powers" he was awarded the Pax Christi Award.
The "question of power" is the key to the New Testament, indeed to the whole Bible. In dealing with the biblical matter of "principalities and powers" – which many dismiss as mythological talk - Walter Wink shows a new approach to the core of the Christian message. For Wink, Jesus' teaching of non-violence is the key to expose the prevailing evil powers, to transform and to break the circle of violence – beyond pacifism and just war. He thus shows a new approach to the biblical-Christian message, practice, and even spirituality.
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