This small but important book by Hendrik Berkhof ushered in a wave of studies in this translation, and drew from it in his own famous work, The Politics of Jesus. : Christ and the Powers (John Howard Yoder) (): Hendrik Berkhof: Books. Hendrikus Berkhof was a professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Leiden. Berkhof The subject first published Christ and the Powers in which sought to understand the operation of spiritual and social forces especially in.

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Apr 06, Mike Mellison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jesus and Violence Toward People or Property? I have a rather low view of “rational argument” and its ability to persuade people. The Big Sort Part 5: To be religious is to feel that this state of “binding” is hnedrikus, productive, hopeful, with a great deal risked on whether or not the testimony I am bound to is in fact true.

In examining this list Berkhof argues that Paul wasn’t conceiving of the Powers in any personalized sense. This begins to expresses what “religion” means to me, i. Light Notes on Icons: These are things that the modern reader tends to skip over because we don’t really believe in angels or demons.

I think this is important: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So do you–you’ve said so elsewhere.

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Inhe moved to another pastorate in Zeist. But I also share his conviction that this just doesn’t quite add up. John Howard Yoder brought it to an English-speaking audience for the first time in this translation, and drew from it in his own famous work, The Politics of Jesus. The fact that Paul could weave the names of angelic powers into such a list of abstractions would indicate that his emphasis lies not on their personal-spiritual nature, but rather on It looks like to me that Paul is being more literary than scientific and is listing any kind of power one might conceive or imagine in the cultures he’s involved- whether personal or not.


Feb 11, Nick Klagge rated it it was amazing. I don’t have an informed opinion on what Paul might have primarily had in mind, powwrs the term works equally well to critique an obsessive and narrow legalism, word and hendri,us mysticism, and Greek atomism. The Pentecostal Worldview Part 3: A Peculiar People Part 2: The Consuming Fire Unspoken Sermons: Scarcity and Spiritual Formation Part 1: And I apologize for being overly sensitive about that remark, but it’s close to a slur.

Christ and the Powers

A Purple State of Mind Part 7: Oct 04, Sheldon rated it it was amazing. The Empirical Trace Part In fact, Yoder mentions in his Translator’s Epilogue that his own treatment of the Powers in The Politics of Jesus “is little more than an expansion of Berkhof’s analysis.

Paul has said in verse 15 that these principalities and powers have been disarmed through Christ’s death and that they no longer have power over us.

I’m also sympathetic to Tim F. And isn’t that what inquiry and learning are all about? What was Paul imagining when he spoke of “the Powers”? This tiny monograph reviews the use of the term “Powers” by the apostle Paul and sets out the rationale for a modern treatment of the subject. This page was last edited on 30 Mayat I simply find lots in liberal theology helpful.


New Perspectives on the Dialoguepagesed. A New View Part 1: I think theological argument is often ad hoc. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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The Little Way of St. Re-reas this short but powerful book this summer. The Eccentric Economy of Love Part 7: Well, according to many of the ancients the forces that set up and ground the order of the world, universe and cosmos were spiritual beings.

Basically, the stoicheia were the cosmic and spiritual forces that structured and ordered the universe as well as being the forces that determined your fate. The idea here is ordering. Depending on whether you asked him before lunch, or after lunch: So you can add that this not-knowing might beerkhof have ane urgency or importance anyway. I like jlh’s suggestion: And it’s fine to share those insights with anyone to whom they’re helpful.

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