Walter Wink

Walter Wink

Walter Wink was a professor of biblical interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York and author of many books, including The Powers That Be, When the Powers Fall, and most recently The Human Being. He died in 2012.

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From the Archives: April 1992

by Walter Wink 03-06-2014

The Myth of Redemptive Violence

Christianity's Gift

by Walter Wink 03-01-2002

All Christianity has to give, and all it needs to give, is the myth of the human Jesus.

The Bonhoeffer Assumption

by Walter Wink 01-01-2002

There’s a trap that I’d call the Bonhoeffer assumption. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was studying at Union Seminary in New York.

The Silence of God

by Walter Wink 11-01-2001

Many of us feel a deep desire for revenge and violent retribution. We know how natural that is. We want to strike back at the perpetrators.

A Time to Weep

by Walter Wink, by Fletcher Farrar 07-01-1999
Repentance is lacking on all sides.

A Nonviolence Roadmap

by Walter Wink 06-01-1994
Strategies for confronting the powers.

A Brazen Faith

by Walter Wink 10-01-1992

Studying the text to be transformed

A World Overturned

by Walter Wink 08-01-1992

We are starved for the Word of God

Road Signs and Squeaky Wheels

by Walter Wink 07-01-1992

We read scripture to be transformed. We are not interested just in adding to our knowledge, or even to our being.

Evicted, Yet Welcomed Home

by Walter Wink 06-01-1992

Seeking answers to our questions in the liturgical texts