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Walter Wink

Walter Wink was Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emeritus at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. Previously, he was a parish minister and taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1989–90 he was a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.

He and his wife, June Keener Wink, have led workshops they describe as "aimed at an encounter with the biblical text that will be transformative for the participants" all over the United States and Canada, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, South Korea, East and West Germany, England, Scotland, and Ireland. They have also led workshops on nonviolence in Mexico, Northern Ireland, and South Africa.

Walter Wink was author of The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man (Fortress Press, 2001) and the award-winning Fortress Press books: Naming the Powers (1982), Unmasking the Powers (1986), Engaging the Powers (1992), and When the Powers Fall (1998). He wass also the editor of Homosexuality and Christian Faith (Fortress Press, 1999).

Book List

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October 15, 2017

In this magnificent autobiography, Walter Wink, one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of our time, offers insight and perspective on his life and work—always ...

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October 15, 2017

In this brilliant culmination of his seminal Powers Trilogy, now reissued in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Walter Wink explores the problem of evil today and ...

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October 1, 2013

Wink's work is a must read for twenty-first century theologians and all who seek deeper understanding at the intersection of Bible, theology, social ethics, and more.

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January 19, 2010
"Historical biblical criticism is bankrupt." That startling affirmation began The Bible in Human Transformation when it first appeared in 1975. Wink asserts...
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April 1, 2003

More than ever, Walter Wink believes, the Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing "powers"...

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November 8, 2001
A thorny historical issue handled with artistry and imagination. The epithet "the son of the man" (or "the Human Being") in the Gospels has been a highly...
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July 2, 1999
Issues surrounding homosexuality threaten to divide the Christian churches and the people within them. This unique resource presents short pieces from some...
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February 12, 1998
Repressive authoritarian regimes are falling and fragile new democracies are emerging around the globe. How are long-standing conflicts and deep divisions...
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March 1, 1993
"Angels, Spirits, principalities, powers, gods, Satan—these, along with all other spiritual realities, are the unmentionables of our culture. The...
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January 1, 1992
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...
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August 1, 1984
"The reader of this work will search in vain for a definition of power. It is one of those words that everyone understands perfectly well until asked to...