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Title Probing the depths of evil and good [electronic resource] : multireligious views and case studies / edited by Jerald D. Gort, Henry Jansen and Hendrik M. Vroom.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (377 pages).
Series Currents of encounter ; 33
Currents of encounter ; 33.
Note This volume is part of the project on The problem of evil in religious traditions: origins, forms and coping, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Vrije Universiteit and the exhibition "Religion & Evil" in the Tropenmuseum.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Probing the Depths of Evil and Good; Table of Contents; Probing Evil and Good; Myths as Metaphors for Radical Evil; Maya as Evil; The Struggle with Evil; Evil and its Treatment in Early Taoism; The Problem of Evil in Confucianism; Evil and the Transformation of Evil in Buddhism and Socially Engaged Buddhism; Zen and the Question of Evil; Nothingness-qua-Love?; The Problem of "Evil" in Pure Land Buddhism; Awareness of Evil in Christianity and Buddhism; Emptying Good-and-Evil; Forgiving God; Conceptualizations of Evil in African Christian Theology.
The Descent into Hell and the Phenomenon of Exorcism in the Early ChurchGod's Good Plan and Evil Forces in This World; "Soul of a Woman Was Created Below"; Evil, Virtue, and Islamic Moral Theology; The Islamic Point of View on the Problem of Evil; Critical Humanism and the Problem of Evil; Evil from a Comparative Perspective; Index of Names; Index of Subjects; Contributors to this Volume.
Summary 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 fr.
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Subject Ethics.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Gort, Jerald D.
Jansen, Henry.
Vroom, H. M., 1945-
Other Form: Print version: Probing the depths of evil and good. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2007 9789042022317 9042022310 (OCoLC)164113529
ISBN 9042022310 (hd. bd.)
9789042022317 (hd. bd.)
9781435612884 (electronic bk.)
1435612884 (electronic bk.)