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A Theology of the Powers

Principalites and PowersI just started my PhD program at the University of Manchester (Cliff College) on the topic of a missional view of authority and power as it relates to structures and the powers that be.  My first trip to Manchester will be at the beginning of March.  I’m exited about the trip. I will start my studies by developing an exhaustive bibliography relating to a theology of the powers, (i.e. the principalities and powers) language that we find in Scripture, including terminology that we find for example in Ephesians, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authories, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Eph. 6:12

I have just started to compile a bibliography, of mostly books.  But my bibliography can included songs, films, literature, and certainly journals.  So if you are aware of any books, journal articles or anything on the topic of a theology of the powers, please let me know.

I have some of the key writings by the following figures on my list:

  • Arnold, C.E.
  • Berkhof, H & John H. Yoder
  • Boyd, Gregory
  • Caird, G.B.
  • Clinton, E. Arnold
  • Dawn, Marva
  • Ellul, Jacques
  • Forsyth, Neil
  • Girard, Rene
  • Hiebert, Paul
  • Horsley, Richard
  • Johns, Loren & James Krabill
  • Jung, Leo
  • Kelly, Henry A.
  • Koenig, John
  • Kraft, Charles
  • Krivocheine, B
  • Lane, A.N.S.
  • Langton, E.
  • Lee, Jung Young
  • Leivestand, R
  • Lewis, C.S.
  • Ling, T.O.
  • Linthicum, R.C.
  • Masello, R.
  • McAlpine, T.H.
  • Minear, Paul
  • Morrison, C.
  • Mumford, L.
  • Newbigin, Lesslie
  • Peck, Scott
  • Rudwin, M
  • Russell, J.B.
  • Schlier, H.
  • Schweizer, Eduard
  • Stringfellow, William
  • Toy, C.H.
  • Von Den Heuvel, A.H.
  • Von Harnack, A.
  • Wink, Walter
  • Wright, Nigel
  • Yoder, John Howard

Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

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