They Who Give From Evil

Author: Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227173988
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They Who Give From Evil from the Author: Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen. The purpose of 'They Who Give from Evil' is to consider the financial and salvific implications of usury on the community and the individual soul as it is addressed within the sermons of a selection of early Christian Greek authors, in the historical context of the fourth century Roman Empire. Although focusing on two Greek texts, St. Basil's Homily on Psalm Fourteen and Against Those Who Practice Usury by St. Gregory of Nyssa, Ihssen is able to shed fascinating insight on Roman life and illustrate the rich social justice theologies of the patristic world.


Author: Luke Russell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191022810
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Evil from the Author: Luke Russell. When asked to describe wartime atrocities, acts of terrorism, and serial killers, many of us reach for the word 'evil'. But what does it mean to say that an action or a person is evil? Some philosophers have claimed that there is no such thing as evil, and that thinking in terms of evil is simplistic and dangerous. In response to this sceptical challenge, Luke Russell shows that concept of evil has a legitimate place within contemporary secular moral thought. In this book he addresses questions concerning the nature of evil action, such as whether evil actions must be incomprehensible, whether evil actions can be banal, and whether there is a psychological hallmark that distinguishes evils from other wrongs. Russell also explores issues regarding the nature of evil persons, including whether every evil person is an evildoer, whether every evil person is irredeemable, and whether a person could be evil merely in virtue of having evil feelings. The concept of evil is extreme, and is easily misused. Nonetheless, Russell suggests that it has an important role to play when it comes to evaluating and explaining the worst kind of wrongdoing.

Women And Evil

Author: Nel Noddings
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520911208
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Women And Evil from the Author: Nel Noddings. Human beings love to fictionalize evil--to terrorize each other with stories of defilement, horror, excruciating pain, and divine retribution. Beneath the surface of bewitchment and half-sick amusement, however, lies the realization that evil is real and that people must find a way to face and overcome it. What we require, Carl Jung suggested, is a morality of evil--a carefully thought out plan by which to manage the evil in ourselves, in others, and in whatever deities we posit. This book is not written from a Jungian perspective, but it is nonetheless an attempt to describe a morality of evil. One suspects that descriptions of evil and the so-called problem of evil have been thoroughly suffused with male interests and conditioned by masculine experience. This result could hardly have been avoided in a sexist culture, and recognizing the truth of such a claim does not commit us to condemn every male philosopher and theologian who has written on the problem. It suggests, rather, that we may get a clearer view of evil if we take a different standpoint. The standpoint I take here will be that of women; that is, I will attempt to describe evil from the perspective of women's experience.

Responding To Evil

Author: Joseph Francis Kelly
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814629666
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Responding To Evil from the Author: Joseph Francis Kelly. In Responding to Evil Joseph Kelly treats evil as a force in our personal lives. He talks about the impact of September 11 on the American consciousness and how that brought the question of evil front and center. Professor Kelly then looks at what evil does to us and how previous generations have dealt with it. By focusing on the sins people commit rather than the questions psychologists tend to focus on, such as murder or theft, or on tragedies that occurred in Rwanda or during the Holocaust, Kelly makes the discussion of evil relevant to readers like us who are not really evil" but who face the problem of our own sinfulness every day. In taking up the intellectual question of how God and evil can coexist Kelly relates the ideas in the book to real-life situations, especially of good and caring people. Finally, he shares how we can respond to evil and looks at how some modern Christians, often ordinary people, have done so. Chapters are *What Evil Does to Us, - *How Can God and Evil Co-Exist? - *Responses to Evil, - and *Some Final Thoughts. - Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, chair of the department of religious studies at John Carroll University, is also active in religious education for the Diocese of Cleveland. Of his eight previous books, with Liturgical Press he has published The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition and The World of the Early Christians. "

God Why This Evil

Author: Bruce A. Little
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761852557
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God Why This Evil from the Author: Bruce A. Little. God: Why This Evil? examines the more traditional Christian explanation for why God permits evil in this world and offers an alternative explanation. After reviewing several greater-good explanations, that is God allows evil in order to bring about some greater good, Professor Little concludes that such explanations are neither theologically necessary nor practically helpful. In response, theological and philosophical issues related to this great question are clarified, concluding with an alternative explanation for the existence of evil in this world. The major point being that some evil may very well be gratuitous (i.e., has a reason, but no purpose), but does not count against the moral perfections of God, limit His power, or restrict His sovereignty. In conclusion, key Bible passages are examined with an application of the alternative position to the great question of why God allows so much evil in this world.

Breaking The Power Of Evil Expanded Edition

Author: Rick Joyner
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768499879
Size: 80.81 MB
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Breaking The Power Of Evil Expanded Edition from the Author: Rick Joyner. Now is the time to break free of all the things, concepts, traditions, ideologies, people, and routines that are holding you back from living the blessed life that God destined for you. Who executes justice for the oppressed...The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners (Psalm 146:7). You can break the power of evil and live now in eternal freedom, peace, and joy by recognizing: The enemy called easy. The ultimate trap Pride. The roots of bondage. The two Christian mandates. The way to break the beast's yoke. Best-selling author Rick Joyner gives you the weapons to defeat evil and triumph over satan's plan to destroy your life s potential. After Breaking the Power of Evil equips you with a biblically solid battle plan, the included study guide gives you the ammunition to surge forward into action to break the power of evil!

Literature From The Axis Of Evil

Author: Words Borders
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585796
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Literature From The Axis Of Evil from the Author: Words Borders. Subject of a full-length segment on Morning Edition when it first appeared in hardcover, Literature from the “Axis of Evil” quickly went to the top of the Amazon bestseller list. Its publication was celebrated by authors including Azar Nafisi and Alice Walker, and the Bloomsbury Review named it a “book of the year.” In thirty-five works of fiction and poetry, writers from countries Americans have not been allowed to hear from—until the Treasury Department revised its regulations recently—offer an invaluable window on daily life in “enemy nations” and humanize the individuals living there. The book includes works from Syria, Lybia, the Sudan, Cuba, as well as from Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. As editor Alane Mason writes in the introduction, “Not knowing what the rest of the world is thinking and writing is both dangerous and boring.”

A Primer On Evil

Author: T.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462808425
Size: 73.36 MB
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A Primer On Evil from the Author: T.. This book is not about the great dictators or the criminals masterminds. Its about the awful people you know.

Unmasking Administrative Evil

Author: Guy B. Adams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761906698
Size: 40.42 MB
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Unmasking Administrative Evil from the Author: Guy B. Adams. Although social scientists generally do not discuss "evil" in an academic setting, there is no denying that it has existed in public administration throughout human history. Hundreds of millions of human beings have died as a direct or indirect consequence of state-sponsored violence. The authors argue that administrative evil, or destructiveness, is part of the identity of all modern public administration (as it is part of psychoanalytic study at the individual level). It goes beyond a superficial critique of public administration and lays the groundwork for a more effective and humane profession.