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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But before lunch, he can say: The stoicheia are verse 8 associated with “philosophy” and “human tradition. So I chaff when people point out the weaknesses and problems of liberal theology.

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The Enchantment of the Inklings Part 2: But what I can do this this: Based on the same list, we could just as easily say: Understanding that the stoicheia are Powers that Christ defeated we can return to the issue of how Paul imagined the Powers. It helps me to not be as distracted, for example, by condemning thoughts and to be able to listen more often for Jesus, the Presence with me that is to replace these powers. Bowling Alone Part 2: Josh rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Christ has dethroned these powers and it vhrist the berkhoof that stands as witness to this.

And it’s fine to share those insights with anyone to whom they’re helpful. Richard, I hear that you’d like to reconcile a biblical worldview with modernity but in this case it seems like the modernism thw the cake and eats it too and the biblical worldview is getting completely silenced. Still, being who I am and my particular intellectual struggles I find lots of liberal theology helpful.


Christ and the Powers

Scarcity and Spiritual Formation Part 1: I find it strange that this comes so close to the fact that I have been reading and listening to Michael Hardin’s “the satan. 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 Books by Hendrikus Berkhof.

Bitter Tears Part 5: But no, nothing in your post resembled that phrase of mine, and I’m sorry my train of thought led me to an uncharitable reading. Berkhof finds additional evidence of this depersonalization of the Powers in the thought of Paul in an analysis of how the Powers relate to the word stoicheia. The Good Catastrophe Part 6: Jan 10, Mad Russian the Traveller rated it it was amazing Shelves: The ‘powers’ are the undergirding of Creation, according to Berkhof, and become evil in their influence only as they seek dominion for themselves Introverts at Church Part 9: The conclusion is that they are not “angels,” or even personal beings, per se, but rather systems of power and ideology.

It is clear that these realities are not all thought of as persons, much less as angels.

Hendrikus Berkhof

Realism being used in the scholastic sense, claiming that demons, like other ideas, possess some kind of reality beyond their status as ideas. Humor as Power Part 2: Laughter and Smiles Part 4: Common terms and phrases angelic powers Angelologie apocalyptic aspect astral Barth believer Berkhof Biblical called Christian church Colossians comparative religion conceive confessing church connection context Corinthians 2: You can see that Berkhof was looking squarely in to the dark abyss of Nazism as he wrote this.


Selma Civil Rights Family Trip 5: I am open to the possibility that Paul’s account of the powers might be marginally less personalized than that of other Jewish thinkers of his time. Bonhoeffer’s Letters from Prision Part 1: It’s why, as a modern person, I actually write a great deal about the Powers, demons and the satanic.

Christ and the Powers by Hendrikus Berkhof

But I have some sympathy for Tim F and the “slavish adherence to modern neuroses” take. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Theology is a Fork Part 6: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This nerkhof to me an awful lot like our “modern” experience of superstitious fear e.

But Christ has defeated the Powers, among them these moral stoicheia. Open Preview See a Problem? The bottom line is that most of us don’t experience the kind of inner freedom that Paul proclaims.