Prince of This World Book Event: Preview

In a week we will be starting a book event on Adam’s latest, The Prince of This World. If you don’t yet have a copy, Stanford University Press has posted the introduction here. Digital and physical copies are available wherever fine books are sold.

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3 thoughts on “Prince of This World Book Event: Preview

  1. In the introduction, Adam writes, “This [mainstream media discourse on police shootings] aims to legitimate, or at least explain away, unjustified and destructive actions taken by representatives of the powers that be—and to blame the victims for their own victimization.”

    That turn of phrase, “powers that be,” is interesting. Turns out that (according to Wiktionary) it comes from translations of Romans 13:1 (including the King James), where Paul is exhorting his readers to obey those in authority.

    Score another one for the Christian legacy.

  2. Sorry, I guess it was a poor choice to comment on the introduction without having read the book (yet). Nice job of putting thematically important material in the introduction in an unmarked way!

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