Works by Walter Wink

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Mitchell | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 24 2012 8:50 AM

After reading about his recent passing, I looked to find that none of Walter Wink's books are available in Logos. I would love to have, at the very least, his Powers trilogy (Naming the Powers, Unmasking the Powers, and Engaging the Powers). Some of his work on the myth of redemptive violence would be great as well.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 24 2012 9:09 AM

YesYes

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 25 2012 6:52 PM

Mitchell:
...  at the very least, his Powers trilogy (Naming the Powers, Unmasking the Powers, and Engaging the Powers).

Yes

 

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T MacLeod | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 25 2012 7:43 PM

I would love to see that. Two of his books are on pre-pub -- The Bible in Human Transformation, and Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way (part of the Augsburg Fortress Ethics Collection), which is nice (I've ordered both), but those are short works. The Powers trilogy, also published by Fortress, would be a must-buy.

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Matt Gubala | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 8 2012 2:29 PM

Does his connection to the Jesus seminar give you pause?

http://www.westarinstitute.org/Mission/mission.html

 

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 8 2012 2:43 PM

Winken, Blinken, and Nod, one night sailed off in a wooden shoe;
Sailed off on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going and what do you wish?" the old moon asked the three.
"We've come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea.
Nets of silver and gold have we," said Winken, Blinken, and Nod.

george
gfsomsel

יְמֵי־שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן

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T MacLeod | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 8 2012 2:46 PM

Matt Gubala:

Does his connection to the Jesus seminar give you pause?

http://www.westarinstitute.org/Mission/mission.html

 

It shouldn't. If you read his "autobiography" on the Westar site, you'll find he was actually quite critical of the picture of Jesus that emerged from the Jesus Seminar. Here's one paragraph:

[L]iberals will tend to construct a liberal Jesus, conservatives a conservative Jesus, pietists a pietistic Jesus, radicals a radical Jesus, and atheists an unattractive Jesus. Scholars who believe Jesus was like a cynic philosopher will tend to reject as non-historical any data that suggests otherwise. When the cynic school prevailed, for example, in the voting at the Jesus Seminar, the apocalypticists quit coming; this further skewed the vote. The Seminar is denied the fresh perspective that liberationists and feminists might bring since there are almost no women or non-Caucasians in the group. So the picture that is emerging of Jesus is remarkably like that of a tweedy professor interested in studying Scripture.

Maybe we can avoid simplistic guilt-by-association comments.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 28 2013 6:42 PM

Yes

I was reminded of him when I saw that he was one of the authors in the collection of essays called Compassionate Eschatology: The Future as Friend (edited by Ted Grimsrud and Michael Hardin), which I would like to see in Logos.

More by Wink that Logos should get:

The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium

When the Powers Fall: Reconciliation in the Healing of Nations

The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man

John the Baptist in the Gospel Tradition (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph)

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