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Walter Wink

Walter Wink (May 21, 1935 – May 10, 2012) was an American biblical scholar, theologian, and activist who was an important figure in Progressive Christianity. Wink spent much of his career teaching at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. He was well known for his advocacy of and work related to nonviolent resistance and his seminal works on "The Powers", Naming the Powers (1984), Unmasking the Powers (1986), Engaging the Powers (1992), When the Powers Fall (1998), and The Powers that Be (1999), all of them commentaries on the Apostle Paul's ethic of spiritual warfare described here: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Breaking with christian hermeneutic tradition of christian demonology, he interprets Pauls hierarchy of "rulers" to refer to imperial powers, with corresponding and political theologies and ideologies of state violence. Giving examples from ancient Babylon through the popular media of today, these are supported by, in a phrase he coined "the myth of redemptive violence".

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Some of their strengths

Walter Wink has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Optimistic, Charming, Intelligent, Passionate, Loyal, and Generous.

Charming and Quick-witted

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Walter Wink is someone who is a charming, quick-witted, and energetic person who combines passion and intelligence with an ability to feel what others are feeling and to effectively communicate with them. A person who is known for being diligent and strong.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Walter Wink well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Walter Wink as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Walter Wink is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Logical and Reasonable

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Walter Wink tends to be someone who is understanding, logical, and reasonable. Who can be intellectual and intuitive, speak the truth at any cost, be witty and sociable, and live life to its fullest.

Some of Walter Wink's challenges

While Walter Wink has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Walter Wink can be Self-centered, Stubborn, Hypocritical, Suspicious, Pushy, Restless, and Temperamental.

Hypocritical and Self-centered

One of Walter Wink's key challenges is that they are someone who can be perceived as hypocritical and self-centered.

Walter Wink must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Pushy and Restless

Walter Wink is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Indecisive and Distracted

Finally, Walter Wink also can have a hard time staying focused and can easily become restless.

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