Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope

Radical evil and the scarcity of hope - Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope

Postsecular Meditations

eBook - 2008
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Opens a way for hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love to spring from evil

No one will deny that we live in a world where evil exists. But how are we to come togrips with human atrocity and its diabolical intensity? Martin Beck Matuštík considersevil to be even more radically evil than previously thought and to have become all too familiar ineveryday life. While we can name various moral wrongs and specific cruelties, Matuštíkmaintains that radical evil understood as a religious phenomenon requires a religious response wherethe language of hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love can take us beyond unspeakable harm andirreparable violence. Drawing upon the work of Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, andMarion, this work is written as a series of meditations. Matuštík presents a bold new wayof dealing with one of humanity's most intractable problems.



Indiana University Press

No one will deny that we live in a world where evil exists. But how are we to come to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical intensity? Martin Beck Matu?tík considers evil to be even more radically evil than previously thought and to have become all too familiar in everyday life. While we can name various moral wrongs and specific cruelties, Matu?tík maintains that radical evil understood as a religious phenomenon requires a religious response where the language of hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love can take us beyond unspeakable harm and irreparable violence. Drawing upon the work of Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, this work is written as a series of meditations. Matu?tík presents a bold new way of dealing with one of humanity's most intractable problems.


No one will deny that we live in a world where evil exists. But how are we to come to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical intensity? Martin Beck Matuštík considers evil to be even more radically evil than previously thought and to have become all too familiar in everyday life. While we can name various moral wrongs and specific cruelties, Matuštík maintains that radical evil understood as a religious phenomenon requires a religious response where the language of hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love can take us beyond unspeakable harm and irreparable violence. Drawing upon the work of Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, this work is written as a series of meditations. Matuštík presents a bold new way of dealing with one of humanity's most intractable problems.



Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9780253000217
0253000211
025321968X
9780253219688
0253351049
9780253351043
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 295 pages)

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