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Evil

Hans Schwarz

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ISBN 10: 0788099108 / ISBN 13: 9780788099106
Published by Academic Renewal Press, 2003
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Title: Evil

Publisher: Academic Renewal Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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All human beings--indeed, all creatures--experience evil in various forms. How can the hurtful and harmful aspects of life be understood and faced? What differing perspectives on evil can be gained from - Behavioral science and psychology - Biblical faith and the history of Christian thought - Contemporary thinkers - Religious traditions of the East In a constructive conclusion, Schwarz assesses the pervasiveness of evil, human freedom in the face of evil, the personification of evil, and the hope for the end of evil. This book provides the basis of hope for a just and humane life. It is a book for our time. Evil is neither a primeval decree nor an inescapable fate but has its origin in a power that always denies or negates. While we are all caught in the dragnet of evil, we are not helpless victims, as if evil were simply an imperious "it." We can fight evil and indeed should do so. --from the Preface Evil is [a] comprehensive treatment of a complex and currently interesting subject. The historical and theological treatment will be as competent as everyone who has read a Schwarz book before will expect. [In] the final chapter Schwarz concludes [that]: evil exists as opposition to God in our natural world; humans participate freely in evil and morally transgress; a price is paid for choosing wrongly; evil will not necessarily continue in order to highlight the good by contrast; the liberated Christian bears good fruit amidst this evil; and God has set boundaries for evil that it cannot overstep. -- Pastor Ronald E. C. Grissom, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Ohio Hans Schwarz provides a kind of textbook history of the ways thinkers in our time have tried to account for evil. . . .The book is succinct, fair to its subjects, and helpful to those who want introductions to these hypotheses. -- The Christian Century Hans Schwarz is Professor of Systematic Theology and Contemporary Theology at the University of Regensburg, Germany. He is the author or editor of more than two dozen books.

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Hans Schwarz (DrTheol, Erlangen University), one of the major Lutheran theologians of the last half-century, is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including a critically acclaimed series of texts in systematic theology. He is professor of systematic theology and contemporary theological issues at the University of Regensburg and previously taught at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Ohio. He is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Bayern.

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