Why Bush Must Go: A Bishop's Faith-based Challenge

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A&C Black, 1 juin 2004 - 144 pages
In a style that's both personal and analytical, retired Episcopal Bishop Bennett Sims offers a penetrating critique of the extremist religious and political assumptions that underlie the domestic and foreign policies of President George W. Bush. He contrasts two radically opposed conceptions of power. Both concepts are found in the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures.

The concept of power represented by the President is the centuries-old one of male-dominant, militarist imperialism, co-opted in recent history by a fierce Fundamentalism that forecasts an imminent and violent end of history. The other is the enduring power of compassion, justice, and nonviolence exemplified by the Hebrew prophets and Jesus of Nazareth. This book celebrates the movement of prophetic power from the shadows of history to the
foreground of political action.

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Table des matières

Preamble
6
Chapter One Saints and Sinners
19
Chapter Two Competition Superseded
38
Chapter Three Leadership as the Exercise of Power
57
Chapter Four Apocalypse and Evolution
72
Chapter Five Global Warming of the Second Kind
92
Chapter Six The Future of Power
106
Afterword Hope and the Sword of the Spirit
126
Appendix Resources for Participation
135
Notes
142
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À propos de l'auteur (2004)

The Right Rev. Bennett J. Sims is retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta (1972-83), and Founding President of the Institute for Servant Leadership at Emory University (1988-99). A seminary professor before becoming a bishop, he returned to teaching, at Candler School of Theology, after his retirement as bishop of Atlanta. He is the author of three books: Invitation to Hope, Purple Ink: Theology and Social Ethics, and Servanthood: Leadership for the Third Millennium. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the U.S Navy as a line officer on destroyers, and in 1969 he received a PhD in theology from the Catholic University of America. He lives in Henderson, N.C., with his wife, Mary Page.

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