The Paradox of Power and Weakness

The weakness of these weaknesses lies in their inability to provide understanding , accomplish tasks , and fulfill needs , all needed to gain power . Weakness , is more than the lack of power to gain or retain power .

Author: George Kunz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791438899

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

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Offers an alternative paradigm for psychology, one that reflects Levinas's criticism of a self-centered notion of identity. Reveals the secret of an "authentic" altruism through a phenomenology of both power and weakness, and of the paradoxes of the weakness of power and the power of weakness.

Power in Weakness Paul s Transformed Vision for Ministry

"A guide to pastoral leadership modeled after the Apostle Paul's ministry"--

Author: Timothy G. Gombis

Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 0802871259

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Envisioning cruciform community built on resurrection hope After Paul's encounter with the risen Christ on the road to Damascus, he turned from coercion and violence to a ministry centered on the hope of Christ's resurrection. In earthly terms, Paul had traded power for weakness. But--as he explained in his subsequent letters--this "weakness" was actually the key to flourishing community that is able to experience God's transformation, restoration, and healing. What would it mean for pastors today to take seriously Paul's exhortation in 1 Corinthians 11:1 to "imitate me as I imitate Christ" and lead their congregations in this way? Instead of drawing leadership principles and practices from the worlds of business, education, and politics--which tend to orient churches around institutional power and image maintenance--Timothy Gombis follows Paul in resisting the influence of the "present evil age" by making cruciformity the operating principle of the church. Gombis guides the reader through practices and patterns that can lead a congregation past a focus on individual salvation, toward becoming instead a site of resurrection power on earth.

Fear Weakness and Power in the Post Soviet South Caucasus

Two additional variables of RSCT –stateweakness (I shall call it 'incoherence') and great power penetration –thusalso become relevanttoa comprehensive analysisofconditions between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and their ...

Author: K. Oskanien

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137026767

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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This book provides a multi-level analysis of international security in the South Caucasus. Using an expanded and adapted version of Regional Security Complex Theory, it studies both material conditions and discourses of insecurity in its assessment of the region's possible transition towards a more peaceable future.

The Power of Weakness

The Power of Weakness invites you to trust God with your abilities and inabilities and find relief from the wearying pursuit of success.

Author: Dan Schaeffer

Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing

ISBN: 9781627072878

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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“When I am weak, then I am strong.” Do we really believe these words penned by the apostle Paul? If so, why do we often rely on our own wits, strength, and resources when the power that God holds is so much greater? Does God’s power matter if He’s already given us talent and ability? Author Dan Schaeffer explores these questions and helps us grasp the biblical truth that God longs to use our limitations to display His greatness. The Power of Weakness invites you to trust God with your abilities and inabilities and find relief from the wearying pursuit of success.

Signs of Continuity

Does this weakness contradict the presence of miracles that indicate an authoritative power? Paul does not see it that way, as the close juxtaposition of both phenomena shows. It is precisely because he is weak that the power of God can ...

Author: Greg Rhodea

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9781646020485

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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For more than a century, scholars have debated whether Paul the apostle was a faithful follower of Jesus or a corruptor of Jesus’s message and the true founder of Christianity. Signs of Continuity intervenes in this debate by exploring a largely overlooked element of similarity between the two men: the place of miracles in their ministries. In his close analysis of the miracles performed by Jesus and Paul, Greg Rhodea points to signs of continuity between these two historical figures of Christianity. He argues that both Jesus and Paul understood their miracles as accompanying and actualizing a message of gracious inclusion of the marginalized, resisted proving their ability to work miracles to those who asked for a sign despite the importance of miracle-working to their personal authentication, and interpreted miracles as proof of the presence of the eschatological kingdom. Based on these similarities, Rhodea concludes that Paul the apostle knew of Jesus’s miracles and that he imitated Jesus in his own ministry of miracle-working. In highlighting this previously unexplored area of continuity, Rhodea makes a significant contribution to the debate over the relationship between Jesus and Paul. Biblical scholars and students interested in this debate will find Signs of Continuity enlightening and informative.

Power Through Weakness

This is the first major study to marshal evidence from the general social atmosphere of antiquity to interpret Paul's paradoxical teaching.

Author: Timothy B. Savage

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521616182

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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An intriguing new interpretation of the paradox at the heart of Paul's understanding of his ministry.

Twenty one New Christian Science Sermons

Life is All - Power , against which there is no such thing as the weakness of death . There is no conflict between power and weakness . The idea that weakness and Power could oppose each other is pure folly . Power is All , there is no ...

Author: George Edwin Burnell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039478750

Category: Christian Science

Page: 113

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The Strength of Weakness

In this excerpt of The Power of Weakness, author Dan Schaeffer encourages us to embrace our weaknesses with contentment and trust God’s power and strength to truly transform us into the image of Christ.

Author: Dan Schaeffer

Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing

ISBN: 9781627072991

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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So often we spend time trying to either overcome or hide our weaknesses. But what if our weaknesses are exactly where God wants to display His power in our lives? In this excerpt of The Power of Weakness, author Dan Schaeffer encourages us to embrace our weaknesses with contentment and trust God’s power and strength to truly transform us into the image of Christ.

State Building in the Middle East and North Africa

Traditional power politics, the cornerstone of international relations theory, must be contrasted therefore with 'weakness politics.' The latter can be considered as much more appropriate analytically when we take the post-colonial ...

Author: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755601417

Category: History

Page: 296

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Why have state-building projects across the MENA region proven to be so difficult for so long? Following the end of the Ottoman Empire in the early 1920s, the countries of the region began a violent and divisive process of state formation. But a century later, state-building remains inconclusive. This book traces the emergence and evolution of state-building across the MENA region and identifies the main factors that impeded its success: the slow end of the Ottoman Empire; the experience of colonialism; and the rise of nationalistic and religious movements. The authors reveal the ways in which the post-colonial state proved itself authoritarian and formed on the model of the colonial state. They also identify the nationalist and Islamist movements that competed for political leadership across the nascent systems, enabling the military to establish a grip on the security apparatus and national economies. Finally, in the context of the Arab Spring and its conflict-filled aftermath, this book shows how external powers reasserted their interventionism. In outlining the reasons why regional states remained hollow and devoid of legitimacy, each of the contributors shows that recent conflicts and crises are deeply connected to the foundational period of one century ago. Edited by Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, the volume features contributions by stellar scholars including Faleh Abdel Jabar, Lisa Anderson, Bertrand Badie, François Burgat, Benoit Challand, Ahmad Khalidi, Henry Laurens, Bruce Rutherford, Jordi Tejel and Ghassan Salamé.

Power in Weakness

Paul stresses that authentic Christian ministry is characterized by weakness and suffering, specifically the weakness and paradigmatic sufferings endured by the crucified Jesus.

Author: Sze-kar Wan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1563383152

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Paul stresses that authentic Christian ministry is characterized by weakness and suffering, specifically the weakness and paradigmatic sufferings endured by the crucified Jesus.