A Perfect Evil


Author: Alex Kava

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1552543919

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9050

The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again. Morrelli understands the urgency of the case terrorizing his community, but it's the experienced eye of FBI criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell that pinpoints the true nature of the evil behind the killings—a revelation made all the more horrific when Morrelli's own nephew goes missing. Maggie understands something else: the killer is enjoying himself, relishing his ability to stay one step ahead of her, making this case more personal by the hour. Because out there, watching, is a killer with a heart of pure and perfect evil.

The Mystical Theology and The Divine Names


Author: Dionysius the Areopagite

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 6395

The treatises and letters of Dionysius the Areopagite blended Neoplatonic philosophy with Christian theology and mystical experience. Their exploration of the nature and results of contemplative prayer exercised a lasting influence.

A Perfect Moral Storm

The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change


Author: Stephen M. Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 8052

Climate change is arguably the great problem confronting humanity, but we have done little to head off this looming catastrophe. In The Perfect Moral Storm, philosopher Stephen Gardiner illuminates our dangerous inaction by placing the environmental crisis in an entirely new light, considering it as an ethical failure. Gardiner clarifies the moral situation, identifying the temptations (or "storms") that make us vulnerable to a certain kind of corruption. First, the world's most affluent nations are tempted to pass on the cost of climate change to the poorer and weaker citizens of the world. Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations. Third, our poor grasp of science, international justice, and the human relationship to nature helps to facilitate inaction. As a result, we are engaging in willful self-deception when the lives of future generations, the world's poor, and even the basic fabric of life on the planet is at stake. We should wake up to this profound ethical failure, Gardiner concludes, and demand more of our institutions, our leaders and ourselves. "This is a radical book, both in the sense that it faces extremes and in the sense that it goes to the roots." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "The book's strength lies in Gardiner's success at understanding and clarifying the types of moral issues that climate change raises, which is an important first step toward solutions." --Science Magazine "Gardiner has expertly explored some very instinctual and vitally important considerations which cannot realistically be ignored. --Required reading." --Green Prophet "Gardiner makes a strong case for highlighting and insisting on the ethical dimensions of the climate problem, and his warnings about buck-passing and the dangerous appeal of moral corruptions hit home." --Times Higher Education "Stephen Gardiner takes to a new level our understanding of the moral dimensions of climate change. A Perfect Moral Storm argues convincingly that climate change is the greatest moral challenge our species has ever faced - and that the problem goes even deeper than we think." --Peter Singer, Princeton University

Perfect Will Theology

Divine Agency in Reformed Scholasticism as Against Suárez, Episcopius, Descartes, and Spinoza


Author: J. Martin Bac

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418290X

Category: Religion

Page: 561

View: 1964

This book revisits four early-modern debates of Reformed theology concerning the will of God. Reformed scholasticism advocated a particular relationship between divine knowledge, will, and power, which was altered by Jesuits, Remonstrants, Descartes, and Spinoza. In all these debates modal categories like contingency and necessity play a prominent part. Therefore, these positions are evaluated with the help of modern modal logic including possible world semantics. The final part of this study presents a systematic defense of the Reformed position, which has been charged of theological determinism and of making God the author of sin. In modern terms, therefore, the relation of divine and human freedom and the problem of evil are discussed.

A Perfect Moment


Author: Scott Semegran

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557111854


Page: 230

View: 1559

A Perfect Moment is indeed an interesting and adventurous journey through the sometimes sordid, and often awesome moments of its protagonists. From the charming fantasies of an elusive dream world to the gruesome and often nightmarish experiences of those not so enchanting moments where we come to understand that, "Good comes from the bad. It always does. You just need the patience to wait and ride it out." Without a doubt, A Perfect Moment is insightful and imaginative in the way it develops a divergent and non-linear path through time, while deflecting conscious memory in its very moments of becoming.BOOKS IN REVIEW by Janet KochCopyright © Arena Magazine

The Problem of Evil in Plotinus


Author: B. A. G. Fuller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521238145

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 5289

This highly readable 1912 volume explores the complications surrounding the idea of evil in the works of Plotinus (204-270 BC), the ancient Greek philosopher regarded as the founder of Neoplatonism. The focus is the reconciliation of an omnipotent deity with the existence of an apparently contingent and imperfect world.