In Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination (Fortress Press, 1992) and The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium (Doubleday, 1998), theologian Walter Wink offered an interpretation of Mt 5:38-41 that has been quite influential in the later work of theologians and others writing about gospel nonviolence.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m., February 19 – April 23. Washington National Cathedral, Perry Auditorium 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC. Free, no tickets or reservations required. Audience discussions will follow each screening.
We stand on the shoulders of Giants. New Testament language: A great cloud of Witnesses. What kept them going? We can’t be them. We have to find our own source. Be who we are. We get a clue from one of those giants, Dan Berrigan.
Jesus was both a victim of torture and capital punishment. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God and he was killed because the powers could not accept it. But as we know this is not the end of the story. God raised Jesus from the dead, thereby overcoming the forces of evil and death.