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  • Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp

    In contradistinction to the many monographs and edited volumes devoted to historical, cultural, or theological treatments of demonology, this collection features newly written papers by philosophers and other scholars engaged specifically in philosophical argument, debate, and dialogue involving…

    Hardback – 2017-04-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • The Triumph and Tragedy of the Intellectuals

    Evil, Enlightenment, and Death, 1st Edition

    By Harry Redner

    This fourth instalment of Harry Redner's tetralogy on the history of civilization argues that intellectuals have a brilliant past, a dubious present, and possibly no future. He contends that the philosophers of the seventeenth century laid the ground for the intellectuals of the eighteenth century,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Talking about Evil

    Psychoanalytic, Social, and Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rina Lazar

    How can we talk about evil? How can we make sense of its presence all around us? How can we come to terms with the sad fact that our involvement in doing or enabling evil is an interminable aspect of our lives in the world? This book is an attempt to engage these questions in a new way. Written…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    Relational Perspectives Book Series

  • Divine Power and Evil

    A Reply to Process Theodicy, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth K. Pak

    Evil perplexes us all and threatens to undermine the meaningfulness of our existence. How can we reconcile the reality of evil with the notion of a God who is perfectly good and powerful? Process theodicy, whose foremost proponent is David Griffin, suggests one answer: because every being possesses…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Evil and the Philosophy of Retribution

    Modern Commentaries on the Bhagavad-Gita, 1st Edition

    By Sanjay Palshikar

    What is ‘evil’? What are the ways of overcoming this destructive and morally recalcitrant phenomenon? To what extent is the use of punitive violence tenable? Evil and the Philosophy of Retribution compares the responses of three modern Indian commentators on the Bhagavad-Gita — Aurobindo Ghose, Bal…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India
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  • Philosophical Approaches to the Devil

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp

    This collection brings together new papers addressing the philosophical challenges that the concept of a Devil presents, bringing philosophical rigor to treatments of the Devil. Contributors approach the idea of the Devil from a variety of philosophical traditions, methodologies, and styles,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Gratuitous Suffering and the Problem of Evil

    A Comprehensive Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Bryan Frances

    Suffering that is not coupled with any redeeming good is one of our world’s more troubling, apparent glitches.  It is particularly vexing for any theist who believes that the world was created by a supremely morally good, knowledgeable, and powerful god. Gratuitous Suffering and the Problem of Evil…

    Paperback – 2013-03-26
    Routledge

  • Folk Devils and Moral Panics

    1st Edition

    By Stanley Cohen

    'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • Good and Evil

    Quaker Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Jackie Leach Scully

    Edited by Pink Dandelion

    In this multi-disciplinary collection we ask the question, 'What did, and do, Quakers think about good and evil?' There are no simple or straightforwardly uniform answers to this, but in this collection, we draw together contributions that for the first time look at historical and contemporary…

    Hardback – 2007-06-28
    Routledge

  • On Evil

    1st Edition

    By Adam Morton

    Evil has long fascinated psychologists, philosophers, novelists and playwrights but remains an incredibly difficult concept to talk about. On Evil is a compelling and at times disturbing tour of the many faces of evil. What is evil, and what makes people do awful things? If we can explain evil, do…

    Paperback – 2004-06-16
    Routledge
    Thinking in Action

  • Strangers, Gods and Monsters

    Interpreting Otherness, 1st Edition

    By Richard Kearney

    Strangers, Gods and Monsters is a fascinating look at how human identity is shaped by three powerful but enigmatic forces. Often overlooked in accounts of how we think about ourselves and others, Richard Kearney skilfully shows, with the help of vivid examples and illustrations, how the human…

    Paperback – 2002-09-12
    Routledge

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Strangers, Gods and Monsters

Strangers, Gods and Monsters is a fascinating look at how human identity is shaped by three powerful but enigmatic forces. Often overlooked in accounts of how we think about ourselves and others, Richard Kearney skilfully shows, with the help of vivid examples and illustrations, how the human outlook on the world is formed by the mysterious triumvirate of strangers, gods and monsters.

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