As we have seen , this investigation reveals a great deal about Ricour's view of evil in spite of the fact that it does not get at the reality of evil itself . The clarification of the primordial structures contributes to the ...
Author: Petruschka Schaafsma
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
The notion of evil is not undisputed in contemporary philosophy and theology. The reasons for this vary from aversion to the use of a vague, comprehensive term like evil to hesitation at the suggestion of an uncontrollable, non-human power of force that seems to cling to the idea of evil. On the other hand, in popular discourse speaking of evil prevails - one almost keeps stumbling over allusions to it. However, such language often seems to be incidental and not a natural part of a whole way of thinking. Thus the present situation demands a regauging of the notion of evil. Reconsidering Evil attempts this regauging by comparing the nature and status of the theme of evil in four different approaches. Paul Ricoeur's approach via symbols and myths of evil provides a focus that enables an analysis and comparison of the highly reflective views of Immanuel Kant, Karl Jaspers and Karl Barth - who represent an ethical, tragic and a non-theodician theological view respectively. This book sets out to determine whether one can claim that speaking of evil is most at home in a specific way of thinking. In the final chapter the notion of "the end of evil" turns out to be very important for understanding the specific character of a religious view of evil. In comparison with Kant's ethical view and Jaspers' tragic one, the broadest or richest understanding of evil is to be found in a religious context. However, the comparison of the different approaches also shows the possible dangers of this religious view. Thus, by means of an in-depth analysis and comparison of these thinkers, the relevance of the theme of evil for present day philosophy of religion is critically examined.
Reconsidering. Evil. The Problem of Physical Evil Writing in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre suggested that the discipline of moral philosophy was in a fragmented state. He argued that though we retain the language of moral philosophy, ...
Author: Mark Hocknull
Pannenberg on Evil, Love and God examines a much-neglected aspect of the theological thought of one of the most original contemporary German theologians, Wolfhart Pannenberg: his theological and philosophical understanding of evil and its relationship to the love of God. The book seeks to correct a widely held misconception that in his theology, Pannenberg has neglected the darker side of the world, concentrating instead on an optimistic picture of the future. This book argues that questions of evil hold a central place throughout Pannenberg’s writing and seeks to draw out the implications of his wrestling with these issues. The Introduction sets the scene by considering the nature of the question of evil and argues that a theological response must be made as part of a global view of the world and not in isolation from other themes. The succeeding chapters develop this theme through a reading of Pannenberg’s theology.
In relation to evil this attitude means modesty, the re‐cognition that we cannot control evil. Then evil becomes first of all a term of ... Reconsidering Evil: Confronting Reflections with Confessions. Studies in Philosophical Theology.
Author: H. M. Vroom
The fact of evil continues to raises questions – questions about the relationship between God and evil but also questions about human involvement in it. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is now time to see the existence of evil not just as a problem for belief in God; it is a problem for belief in humanity itself as well. For human involvement in evil is not simply a matter of coping with evil but also concerns the fact that humans themselves often seem to do wrong and evil inevitably. Human finitude, ignorance and the unforeseeable consequences of good intentions as well as of neglect can often lead to tragedy.This volume contains contributions from an equal number of male and female scholars in Western Europe and America. It contains discussions of thinkers like Kant, Kierkegaard, Barth, Weil, Levinas, Naber, Caputo and Johnson. It deals with issues like tragedy, finitude, critiques of Western culture, violence and God, and the question of whether theodicies are needed or are even honest. This volume offers an interesting survey of 'wrestling with God and evil' from a variety of perspectives in the philosophy of religion on both sides of the Atlantic.
We can begin to unpack Arendt's conception of the banality of evil by saying that it seems clear she did not mean several things. She did not mean that Eichmann's evil was trite, hackneyed, or stale. She did not mean that his evil was ...
Author: Rebecca Wittmann
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered explores the legacy and consequences of the trial of Adolf Eichmann.
In resorting to the analogy of evil in this world in order to explain the greater evil which is objected against the proposed solution , it is forgotten that this is , by the supposition , a fallen world . In consequence of the Fall ...
H6.6 Peccatum NT - Sin , evil ( BE1.9 ] 8949 Girard , René I see Satan fall like lightning . TWilliams , James G. 2001 = 17,7682 ; 18,8188 . ... 8956 Schaafsma , Petruschka Reconsidering evil : confronting reflections with confessions .
Power Politics(Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1946) which focuses on the failures of emerging positivist social science to grasp the realities of politics. Hans J. Morgenthau, 'The Evil of Politics and the Ethics of Evil', ...
Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Realism remains the most important and controversial vision of international politics. But what does it mean to be a realist? This collection addresses this key question by returning to the thinking of perhaps the most influential realist of modern times: Hans J. Morgenthau. In analyses of issues ranging from political philosophy, to international law, to the impact of nuclear weapons and the challenges of American foreign policy, the authors demonstrate that Morgenthau's thinkingexemplifies a rich realist tradition that is often lacking in contemporary analyses of international relations and foreign policy. At a time when realism is once again at the centre of both scholarly and political debates, this book shows that the legacy of classical realism can enrich ourunderstanding of world politics and contribute to its future direction.
There are , in fact , two kinds of “ evil ” in the world - physical and moral . The term ought properly to be limited to the latter ; but partly from supposed analogies between the physical and moral worlds , partly from mistaken ...
The latter group is likened to cain who “was of the evil one” (vv. 11–12).74 d. a. carson elaborates on cain who “was of the evil one” (1 John 3:12). according to carson, the evil one of Genesis 3 now acts to seduce cain in the next ...
Author: Igal German
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The sin narratives of Genesis 3 and 4 have been scrutinized by biblical interpreters throughout the centuries. Some exegetical traditions have separated the story of Cain-Abel from the preceding Edenic narrative, thus undermining the unity of the Primeval History. The book synthesizes the sin narratives of Adam-Eve and Cain-Abel and examines a wide range of premodern biblical interpretations attesting to their literary and theological unity. This study makes a case for reading these primordial narratives as one familial saga that conveys to the reader the origins of human defiance against God.
It cannot be denied that there is a large amount of evil in the world ; much indeed of a kind that we can , 1 a but also some that we cannot , remove . Of the evil , however , which it is out of our power to remove , there is almost ...
Our knowledge of good and evil has dwindled with our mounting knowledge and experience , and will dwindle still more in the future , without our being able to escape the demands of ethics . But in each of us there is a desire to forget ...
5.5; 5.25.1–26.1).78 Like Naas, Edem is also evil because she issued the command to haunt humanity. Another one of her angels is called Leviathan, likely a serpent-figure (cf. LXX Isa 27:1 and the Ophite diagram).
Author: Tuomas Rasimus
Examining the mythology in and social reality behind a group of texts rewriting Genesis, to which certain leaders of the early church occasionally attached the label ‘Ophite,’ this book offers a new understanding of Sethianism and the origins of Gnosticism.
rant law in question , and within the proper limits of human law , the other laws of the kingdom are prepared ( I believe ) and might easily be made still more able and ready to meet that evil . I conceive that whoever by word or ...
more worthy of his fiendish disposition , allotted to him in the class of evil spirits . The hypothetical instances of human cruelty , which have been given here , the predestinarian unhesitatingly attributes to the ineffably merciful ...
The precise definition each gave to evil may well have varied in accordance with their individual outlooks and the ... (1975) – that invite us to reconsider evil not only as a long-standing metaphysical problem of unjust suffering, ...
Author: Damian Catani
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
An up-to-date, comprehensive and interdisciplinary interpretationof notions of evil in French literature and thought.
But still it remains 6 a 6 to pluck up and pull down , and destroy it ; if that nation against whom I have pronounced turn from their evil , I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them . And at what instant I shall speak ...
The boundary line of difference is being redrawn along very stark divides—between friend and enemy, those who are good and those who are evil. Although these concerns are most explicitly voiced by the extreme right or religious right, ...
Author: Kamala Kempadoo
Trafficking and prostitution are widely believed to be synonymous, and to be leading international crimes. This collection argues against such sensationalism and advances carefully considered and grounded alternatives for understanding transnational migrations, forced labor, sex work, and livelihood strategies under new forms of globalization. From their long-term engagements as anti-trafficking advocates, the authors unpack the contemporary international debate on trafficking. They maintain that rather than a new 'white slave trade,' we are witnessing today, more broadly, an increase in the violation of the rights of freedom of movement, decent employment, and social and economic security. Critical examinations of state anti-trafficking interventions, including the U.S.- led War on Trafficking, also reveal links to a broader attack on undocumented migrants; tribal and aboriginal peoples; poor women, men, and children; and sex workers. The book sheds new light on everyday circumstances, popular discourses, and strategies for survival under twenty-first century economic and political conditions, with a focus on Asia, but with lessons globally. Contributors: Natasha Ahmad, Vachararutai Boontinand, Lin Chew, Melissa Ditmore, John Frederick, Matthew S. Friedman, Josephine Ho, Jagori, Ratna Kapur, Phil Marshall, Jyoti Sanghera, Susu Thatun.
As in Black Sunday, those films are built around a series of oppositions: good and evil, beautiful and ugly, chaste and promiscuous. This is sometimes embodied in a contrast or conflation between witch and wife, as in Revenge of the ...
Author: Duncan Petrie
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
"Challenging assumptions around Sixties stardom, the book focuses on creative collaboration and the contribution of production personnel beyond the director, and discusses how cultural change is reflected in both film style and cinematic themes."--Publisher description.
This is indisputable, most especially given the ways in which Twitter, and other social media platforms have been leveraged in recent times for good and evil. But, as Trevor Smith maintains, “the Internet is no longer new or strange, ...
Author: Christopher Peys
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Reconsidering Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness presents a world-centric, ‘caring’ conceptualization of cosmopolitanism and forgiveness grounded in the thought of two radical, twentieth-century continental thinkers: Hannah Arendt and Jacques Derrida. It fundamentally re-evaluates what it means to care for the world in ‘dark times’ and develops a political theory of repairing, preserving and cultivating the relationships which constitute the human community. This interdisciplinary book reveals how cosmopolitanism and forgiveness each care for the powerful experience of human freedom: the power to begin new courses of political action with a plurality of people in the public realm. It not only casts new light on the political thought of both Arendt and Derrida but also contributes to ongoing debates about the nature of political spaces, the possibility for collective political action, and the importance of cultivating encounters with the unknown Other in today’s digitally interconnected world.
Reconsidering Evil Petruschka Schaafsma . Leuven : Peeters , 2006 . ISBN : 978-90-429-1840-5 . Pp . 304 . Reviewed by Nathan Loewen , McGill University . What would be lost if ' evil ' were dropped from the vocabulary of philosophical ...