Good and Evil: Interpreting a Human Condition

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Fortress Press, 1991 - 320 pages
What does it mean to be human in a world filled with tragedy? With creativity and insight Edward Farley, one of today's most respected theologians, here addresses this universal and haunting question of evil. Farley anchors his discussion firmly in interhuman (I-thou) dynamics as a key to unfolding the personal and social spheres of human existence. "It is," says Farley, "the corruption of elemental passions and the resulting contagion of the personal and social spheres that provide a total view of human evil and its redemptive possibilities."
 

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Contents

On Cognitive Style
1
Part
27
The Social Sphere
47
The Personal Sphere
63
The Biological Aspect of Personal Being
76
Elemental Passions of Personal Being
97
Part
115
BeingFounded
139
The Corrupted Passion of the Interhuman
184
The Corrupted Passion for Reality and the Freedom
194
The Corruption and Freedom of Bodily Life
211
The Redemption of
231
The Structure of Social Evil
251
Social Redemption
266
Redemptive Communities
281
Index
293

Corrupted Historicity and the Creation of Beauty
154
The Corrupted Passion of Subjectivity and the Freedom
171

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About the author (1991)

Edward Farley is Buffington Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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