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The genealogy of violence : reflections on creation, freedom, and evil

Author: Charles K Bellinger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work draws on the thought of Soren Kierkegaard and Rene Girard in search of a Christian understanding of the roots of violence. The author uses Kierkegaard's idea of sin to argue that the basic  Read more...

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Named Person: Søren Kierkegaard; René Girard; René Girard; Søren Kierkegaard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles K Bellinger
ISBN: 0195134982 9780195134988
OCLC Number: 43370601
Description: xii, 157 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Contemporary Perspectives on the Roots of Violence --
2. Creation and Angst in Kierkegaard --
3. Ego-Protection in Kierkegaard --
4. The Kierkegaardian Understanding of Violence --
5. Kierkegaard and Girard --
6. Are Secular Perspectives on Violence Sufficient? --
7. The Problem of Christian Violence --
8. Political Violence in the Twentieth Century --
9. Conclusion: The Healing of the Soul --
Bibliography and Kierkegaard Sigla.
Responsibility: Charles K. Bellinger.
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Bellinger's sensitive and insightful book points toward an overarching theory of the fundamental causes and dynamics of violence. Journal of the American Academy of Religion

 
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