This groundbreaking collection considers empire from a global perspective, exploring the role of evangelicals in political, social, and ecomic engagement at a time when empire is alternately deunced and embraced. It brings ted thinkers from a range of evangelical perspectives together to engage the most explosive and discussed theorists of empire in the first decade of the twenty-first century--Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Using their work as a springboard, the contributors grapple with the concept of empire and how evangelicalism should operate in the world of empire.
Bruce Ellis Benson (PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is professor of philosophy and chair of the department at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of Graven Ideologies and Pious Nietzsche. Peter Goodwin Heltzel (PhD, Boston University) is assistant professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary in New York, New York, and coeditor of Theology in Global Context.