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Playing God : redeeming the gift of power

Author: Andy Crouch
Publisher: Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Andy Crouch unpacks the dynamics of power that either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people. While the effects of power are often very evident, he uncovers why power is frequently hidden. He considers not just its personal side but the important ways power develops and resides in institutions. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Crouch
ISBN: 9780830837656 0830837655 083084404X 9780830844043
OCLC Number: 977709328
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Religion) 2013
Description: 288 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The discovery of power --
The gift of power: in the beginning it was not so. Power is a gift --
Idolatry --
Injustice --
Icons --
The grip of power: it will not be so among you. The hiddenness of power --
Force, coercion and violence --
The lure of privilege --
Institutions and creative power: from generation to generation. The gift of institutions --
Principalities, powers and broken institutions --
Becoming trustees --
The end of power: we had to celebrate. Disciplined power --
The Sabbath leader --
The end of power.
Responsibility: Andy Crouch.

Abstract:

Andy Crouch unpacks the dynamics of power that either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people. While the effects of power are often very evident, he uncovers why power is frequently hidden. He considers not just its personal side but the important ways power develops and resides in institutions. --from publisher description.

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