Probing the Depths of Evil and Good: Multireligious Views and Case Studies
In the few years since the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, evil has become a central theme in the media and human consciousness: the evil of terrorism, the evil of secular culture, concern for poverty, and climate change... Yet different cultures and religious traditions have different ideas of what evil is and what its root causes are. Although there is no massive clash of cultures, many disagreements and also conflicts in the world arise from the deep differences in views of evil.
This volume explores religious views of evil. Scholars from different religions and from various parts of the world describe how people probe the depths of evil--and by necessity that of good--from their own background in various worldviews. In their explorations, almost all address the need to go beyond morality, and beyond legalistic definitions of evil and of good. They point to the radical depths of evil in the world and in human society and reinforce our intuition that there is no easy solution. But if we can gain a better understanding of what people from other worldview traditions and cultures consider evil, we are that much closer to a more peaceful world.
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From Classical Hindu Thought to Bhakti Saints and Kabir A Historical Exploration
The Theology of Evil in the Bhagavad Gita and the Devimahatmya
Evil and its Treatment in Early Taoism
The Problem of Evil in Confucianism1
Evil and the Transformation of Evil in Buddhism and Socially Engaged Buddhism
Zen and the Question of Evil
Conceptualizations of Evil in African Christian Theology
The Descent into Hell and the Phenomenon of Exorcism in the Early Church
The Place of the Devil in Traditional Islam
Woman as the Lower Soul Nafs in Islam
Rethinking the Good in a Globalized World
The Islamic Point of View on the Problem of Evil
From Vertical to Horizontal Transcendence
Evil from a Comparative Perspective
NothingnessquaLove? The Implications of Absolute Nothingness for Ethics
The Problem of Evil in Pure Land Buddhism
Awareness of Evil in Christianity and Buddhism
Masao Abes Approach to the Problem of Evil
A Jewish Perspective on Evil and Suffering
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Pagina 9 - I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.