Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular Meditations - Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Paperback)Martin Beck Matustik (author)
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No one will deny that we live in a world where evil exists. But how are we to come to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical intensity? Martin Beck Matustik considers evil to be even more radically evil than previously thought and to have become all too familiar in everyday life. While we can name various moral wrongs and specific cruelties, Matustik maintains that radical evil understood as a religious phenomenon requires a religious response where the language of hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love can take us beyond unspeakable harm and irreparable violence. Drawing upon the work of Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, this work is written as a series of meditations. Matustik presents a bold new way of dealing with one of humanity's most intractable problems.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 483 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
This book deserves a large and thoughtful readership. . . . the insights are worth the effort.May 13, 2009 (online) -- Robert L. Perkins * Stetson University *
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