Evil

Evil

A Primer : A History of A Bad Idea From Beelzebub to Bin Laden

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on more than 5,000 years of thought in the fields of philosophy, theology, and history to consider various definitions and perspectives on evil, analyzing numerous concepts while addressing key questions about human nature and the ways evil has been identified throughout time. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
"Today our nation saw evil." - President George W. Bush, September 11th 2001

Evil! Like a zombie back from the grave, it has arisen--a word many of us had long ago relegated to Sunday sermons, video games and horror flicks. But of course, evil is not old fashioned, nor has it ever gone away, and may be as robust as ever.

So what is evil? Does it exist? Veteran journalist Bill Hart tries to drag evil out of the darkness and hold it up to the light. In doing so, he has written a very readable account of 5,000 years of philosophy, theology and human history as it reflects and refines its notion of evil.

More than an explanation of why bad things happen, Evil: A Primer is a tour through the nether regions in search of what we really know.


Blackwell North Amer
So what is evil? Does it exist? Veteran journalist William Hart tries to drag evil out of the darkness and hold it up to the light. In doing so, he has written an account of five thousand years of philosophy, theology, and human history as these disciplines reflect and refine our notion of evil.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents an analysis of the problem of evil, the history of the concept in philosophy and theology, and the need for an updated debate in light of the September 11 attacks.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312312817
0312312814
Characteristics: xv, 204 p. ; 20 cm

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