Probing the Depths of Evil and Good: - Multireligious Views and Case Studies

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TitleProbing the Depths of Evil and Good: - Multireligious Views and Case Studies
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGort, J.(edsD.), Jansen H.(eds), & Vroom H.(edsM.)
Date Published2007
PublisherRodopi NY
ISBN Number9789042022317
KeywordsBuddhism, Ethics, Evil, Good, Judaism, Morality, Taoism
Abstract

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. (publisher, edited)