Seeing Evil


Author: Jason Parent

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 9447

Fate in plain sight. Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone—she’s seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she’s known since she rescued him eleven years ago from the aftermath of his parents’ murder-suicide. In foster care since his parents’ death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies’ radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people’s dark futures. No one believes his first vision means anything, though—not even Sam Reilly. When reality mimics his prediction, however, Sam isn’t the only one to take notice. A strange girl named Tessa Masterson asks Michael about her future, and what he sees sends him back to Sam—is Tessa victim or perpetrator? Tessa’s tangled secrets draw Michael and Sam inexorably into a deadly conflict. Sam relies on Michael, but his only advantage is the visions he never asked for. As they track a cold and calculating killer, one misstep could turn the hunters into prey.

Seeing Evil


Author: M. C. Domovitch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537284767


Page: N.A

View: 7457

Ciara Kelly returns in M.C. Domovitch's latest must-read thriller. Four years ago, top model Ciara Kelly escaped from the Cutter, but the scars he carved into her flesh ended both her modeling career and her love life. Another tiny scar, this one on her brain, has left her with an unusual ability, one she views more as a curse than a blessing. Now living in New York, Ciara finds herself drawn to a case eerily reminiscent of her own. When detective Nanos asks for her help in trying to identify a killer who kidnaps and murders teenage girls, Ciara finds herself in the sights of another dangerous killer.

Fighting Evil

Unsung Heroes in the Novels of Graham Greene


Author: Ḥayim Gordon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

View: 7254

What can we learn from the novels of Graham Greene? This book argues that Greene's writings have much to teach us about fighting evil here and now, and about endeavoring to live a worthy life. In novels that span half of the twentieth century, Greene related stories of evil persons who destroyed the freedom of others and of a few simple people who fought them. Through these stories he showed us three basic truths: first, evil exists; second, it is possible to fight it; and third, one may attain wisdom and sometimes a very limited glory by undertaking such a struggle. Gordon's study sets forth its own important lesson: thinking and assuming responsibility for the world, guided by the reading of great literature, are keystones of any worthy life.

Understanding Evil

A Psychotherapist’s Guide


Author: Lionel Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135119965X

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 7730

Evil is a ubiquitous, persistent problem that causes enormous human suffering. Although human beings have struggled with evil since the dawn of our species, we seem to be no nearer to ending it. In this book, Lionel Corbett describes the complexity of the problem of evil, as well as many of our current approaches to understanding it, in ways that are helpful to the practicing psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, or Jungian analyst. Psychotherapists often work with people who have been the victim of evil, and, occasionally, the therapist is faced with a perpetrator of evil. To be helpful in these situations, the practitioner must understand the problem from several points of view, since evil is so complex that no single approach is adequate. Understanding Evil: A psychotherapist’s guide describes a range of approaches to evil based on Jungian theory, psychoanalysis, social sciences, philosophy, neurobiology, mythology, and religious studies. The book clarifies the difference between actions that are merely wrong from those that are truly evil, discusses the problem of detecting evil, and describes the effects on the clinician of witnessing evil. The book also discusses what is known about the psychology of terrorism, and the question of whether a spiritual approach to evil is necessary, or whether evil can be approached from a purely secular point of view. In Understanding Evil, a combination of psychoanalytic and Jungian theory allows the practitioner a deep understanding of the problem of evil. The book will appeal to analytical psychologists and psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, and academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies. It will also be of great interest to researchers approaching the question of evil from a variety of other fields, including philosophy and religious studies.

Vitiation of the Scribes

A True Story


Author: Todd Andrew Rohrer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450209472

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

View: 3101

A man had an accident. He lost his sense of time and emotional capacity. This is his thirteenth attempt to communicate since the accident.

Rethinking Evil

Contemporary Perspectives


Author: María Pía Lara

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520226340

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

View: 6588

"In an environment in which philosophy increasingly shies away from the big questions, this volume takes them on in a conscientious, analytical, and enlightening way. For Lara, the problem is not just that human beings suffer but that other human beings intentionally want to make them suffer, and to suffer in such extreme ways that the explanations offered by natural and social science seem as insufficient as those offered by older theodicies. The volume makes for engrossing reading; it sheds new light on an age-old issue."--Georgia Warnke, author of Legitimate Differences "An important work because it inaugurates a distinctive secular approach to the problem of evil, which has generally been the province of theology and the philosophy of religion."--David M. Rasmussen, editor of The Handbook of Critical Theory

The Roots of Evil


Author: John Kekes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

View: 1493

“Evil is the most serious of our moral problems. All over the world cruelty, greed, prejudice, and fanaticism ruin the lives of countless victims. Outrage provokes outrage. Millions nurture seething hatred of real or imagined enemies, revealing savage and destructive tendencies in human nature. Understanding this challenges our optimistic illusions about the effectiveness of reason and morality in bettering human lives. But abandoning these illusions is vitally important because they are obstacles to countering the threat of evil. The aim of this book is to explain why people act in these ways and what can be done about it.”—John Kekes The first part of this book is a detailed discussion of six horrible cases of evil: the Albigensian Crusade of about 1210; Robespierre's Terror of 1793–94; Franz Stangl, who commanded a Nazi death camp in 1943–44; the 1969 murders committed by Charles Manson and his "family"; the "dirty war" conducted by the Argentinean military dictatorship of the late 1970s; and the activities of a psychopath named John Allen, who recorded reminiscences in 1975. John Kekes includes these examples not out of sensationalism, but rather to underline the need to hold vividly in our minds just what evil is. The second part shows why, in Kekes's view, explanations of evil inspired by Christianity and the Enlightenment fail to account for these cases and then provides an original explanation of evil in general and of these instances of it in particular.

Seeing the Light

Exploring Ethics Through Movies


Author: Wanda Teays

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 3433

Seeing the Light: Exploring Ethics Through Movies is an engaging and innovative approach to the study of philosophy and the development of moral reasoning skills. Features broad coverage of topics in ethics and moral reasoning Offers an innovative and imaginative approach to showing relevance of movies for ethical reflection Draws on a diverse selection of popular movies, foreign films, and documentaries to illustrate ethical dilemmas and character development on the big screen that has application to our lives Presents coverage of major ethical theories ranging from Ethical Egoism and Cultural Relativism to Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Rawls' Justice Theory, Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, and Feminist Ethics Demonstrates how film is a powerful vehicle for sharpening skills in analysis and moral reasoning Includes accompanying website

Modernity and the Problem of Evil


Author: Alan D. Schrift,F Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy Alan D Schrift

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253345509

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

View: 3331

Introduction / Alan D. Schrift -- "Radical evil" revived: Hitler, Kant, Luther, Neo-Lacanians / Henry Staten -- Liquidating the "nearly just society": radical evil's triumphant return / William L. McBride -- Violence and secularization, evil and redemption / Martin Beck Matustik -- Disenchantment and the persistence of evil: Habermas, Jonas, Badiou / Peter Dews -- How rape became a crime against humanity: history of an error / Debra B. Bergoffen -- Ways of winning: the costs of moral victory in transitional regimes / Robert Meister -- Abjection and film: displacing the fetishistic, racist rhetoric of political projection / Tina Chanter -- Faith, territory, and evil / William E. Connolly -- Hannah Arendt on the Bourgeois origins of totalitarian evil / Robert B. Pippin -- Evil, evils, and the question of ethics / Adi Ophir -- Incursions of evil: the double bind of alterity / Edith Wyschogrod.

Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness

Essays in Honor of Claudia Card


Author: Andrea Veltman,Kathryn Norlock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739136508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 7510

Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card is a collection of new philosophical essays written in tribute to Claudia Card, exploring her leading theory of evil and other theories of evil. The collection brings together an international cohort of distinguished moral and political philosophers who mediate with Card upon an array of twentieth-century atrocities and on the nature of evil actions, persons and institutions.

The Origin and the Overcoming of Evil and Suffering in the World Religions


Author: P. Koslowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401597898

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 4564

All religions face the challenge of explaining, in view of God's goodness, the existence of evil and suffering in the world. They must develop theories of the origin and the overcoming of evil and suffering. The explanations in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism of evil and suffering and their origin, as well as these world religions' theories of how to overcome evil and suffering, differ from one another, but are also similar in many respects. The human person is always considered to be the origin of evil, and also to be the focus of aspirations to be able to overcome it. The conviction that evil and suffering are not original and can be overcome is characteristic of and common to the religions. The explanations of the origin of evil are closely related to the explanations of the continuation and propagation of evil in human persons, in nature, and in our technology and culture that have been developed in the religions - in Christianity, for example, as the doctrine of original sin. Finally, the world religions are concerned with how to cope with suffering and offer guidance for overcoming evil and suffering. Leading scholars of five world religions, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism, have created with this volume a first-hand source of information, which enables the reader to gain a better understanding of these religions' central teachings about the origin and the overcoming of evil and suffering.

The Enigma of Good and Evil: The Moral Sentiment in Literature


Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402035764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 880

View: 9061

Striking toward peace and harmony the human being is ceasely torn apart in personal, social, national life by wars, feuds, inequities and intimate personal conflicts for which there seems to be no respite. Does the human condition in interaction with others imply a constant adversity? Or, is this conflict owing to an interior or external factor of evil governing our attitudes and conduct toward the other person? To what criteria should I refer for appreciation, judgment, direction concerning my attitudes and my actions as they bear on the well-being of others? At the roots of these questions lies human experience which ought to be appropriately clarified before entering into speculative abstractions of the ethical theories and precepts. Literature, which in its very gist, dwells upon disentangling in multiple perspective the peripeteia of our life-experience offers us a unique field of source-material for moral and ethical investigations. Literature brings preeminently to light the Moral Sentiment which pervades our life with others -- our existence tout court. Being modulated through the course of our experiences the Moral Sentiment sustains the very sense of literature and of personal human life (Tymieniecka).

Stopping and Seeing

A Comprehensive Course in Buddhist Meditation


Author: N.A

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829398

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 735

"Stopping" and "seeing" are sometimes referred to as the yin and yang of Buddhist meditation—complementary twin halves of a unified whole. In essence, "stopping and seeing" refers to stopping delusion and seeing truth, processes back to basic Buddhist practice. One of the most comprehensive manuals written on these two essential points of Buddhist meditation is "The Great Stopping and Seeing," a monumental work written by sixth-century Buddhist master Chih-i. Stopping and Seeing, the first translation of this essential text, covers the principles and methods of a wide variety of Buddhist meditation techniques and provides an in-depth presentation of the dynamics of these practices.

The Problem of Evil and its Symbols in Jewish and Christian Tradition


Author: Henning Graf Reventlow,Yair Hoffman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082640085X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8096

The existence of evil in the world represents one of the most complex problems for those who believe in God. Here, a range of Jewish and Christian contributors examine the issue of evil in the Bible and its impact on Judaism and Christianity from a variety of perspectives. For example, how has Jewish mysticism explained evil, and what were Luther's thoughts on the topic? The dialogue between specialists from different fields allows a broad overview of this problematic issue.

Seeing Jaakob

The Poetics of Visuality in Thomas Mann's Die Geschichten Jaakobs


Author: David L. Tingey

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039119066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 796

Despite the considerable amount of scholarship on Mann's work, his tetralogy - composed prior to and during his exile from Nazi Germany - has received less attention and has not been examined from the perspective of the relationship of visuality to narrative. In this study of Mann's reworking of the biblical account of Jacob, father of Joseph, the author examines the ways the novel's protagonists frame their environment through knowledge and meaning gained via specific acts of seeing. While considering Mann's oft-stated intent to refunctionalize myth by means of psychology for humane and progressive purposes, the book explores the lavish narrative attention Mann gives to visual detail, visual stimulation, the protagonists' eyes, ways of seeing, and even to staging and performance in anticipation of another's way of seeing. The results reveal that the plot of the first "Joseph" novel is carried and propelled by a series of visual encounters during which the narrative draws attention to the protagonists' eyes and acts of looking.

Traditionalism and Radicalism in the History of Christian Thought


Author: C. Simut

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113141

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 9144

This book is concerned with the presentation and analysis of certain dogmatic issues such as christology, ecclesiology, pastoral work, anthropology, faith and bioethics among many others-all meant to illustrate how Christian thoughts stands between traditionalism and radicalism. It is both a dogmatic study and a historical overview of the topic.

Seeing Through Christianity

A Critique of Beliefs and Evidence


Author: Bill Zuersher

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499018452

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

View: 1644

The only book you’ll ever need to read about Christianity. This remarkable book provides a critical overview of Christian beliefs and the evidence for them. Where did these beliefs come from? Are there good reasons to believe Christianity is true? Bill Zuersher clearly explains each of Christianity’s major beliefs. He then proceeds to demonstrate significant difficulties with each of them. The book tackles these beliefs in a logical order, beginning with the problems at the root of virtually all religions, suffering and death, and culminating in their supposed resolution through Jesus. Mr. Zuersher also examines the evidence for Christianity, namely religious writings and the historical fact of the early Jesus movement. He makes the case that this evidence does not support the religion’s claims and he provides naturalistic alternative explanations for how its core beliefs arose. In these pages we see the coalescence of Jewish and Zoroastrian religious ideas with those of Greek philosophy and mystery cults, to form the belief system we recognize as Christianity today. The result, Mr. Zuersher argues, is not revealed truth, but rather a human patchwork which contains unwarranted assumptions and logical flaws, all founded upon questionable evidence. Entertaining throughout, it is must-reading for skeptics, apologists, and anyone interested the world’s largest religion or the culture wars behind today’s politics — an invaluable resource for students and teachers, writers and debaters.

To Dispel the Misery of the World

Whispered Teachings of the Bodhisattvas


Author: Ga Rabjampa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614290180

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 5068

"Offered here is the pith advice on mind training according to the great vehicle. This is the path followed by all the buddhas and their children of the past, present, and future, the most profound instruction of the oral lineage, and the quintessence of the ocean of all the excellent teachings." --Ga Rabjampa This short book contains a wealth of advice for those wanting to become more fully human. When we are disconnected from others we flounder; only by recognizing the profound interdependence of all beings do we flourish and grow. The famous Seven-Point Mind Training, in just a few pages of one-line instructions, provides direct and powerful advice for breaking through the chronic barriers that separate us from those around us. It is easy to see why it is one of the most cherished texts in all of Tibetan Buddhism. Ga Rabjampa, an influential master of the fifteenth century, here uses the Seven-Point Mind Training as the basis for illuminating the essential teachings on Buddhism, giving special attention to the practices of giving and taking (tonglen) and of transforming adversity into opportunities for spiritual growth.

Truth Revealed

The Message of the Gospel of John--Then and Now


Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498202217

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 8617

If the New Testament represents the crown jewels of Christianity, the Gospel of John is its "pearl of great price," the most beloved, most read, most quoted, most distinctive, most memorable, most debated book in its canon. Truth Revealed is ideal for individual and group study. It divides the Gospel of John into twelve units, providing helpful introductory features, summaries, learning objectives, and questions for each unit, and concludes by offering perspective on a specific topic that arises as one follows the narrative, always with an eye on the big picture, namely, guidance for daily living. Few sayings attributed to Jesus are better known or more widely quoted than the words "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). At his trial before Pilate, Jesus declared that his purpose in life was to witness to the truth. Pilate responds with the Gospel's most memorable question: "What is truth?" The answer is explored in Truth Revealed, a commentary that provides literary, theological, historical, and textual guidelines for understanding the message of this ancient work in a way that is accessible and applicable to twenty-first century readers.