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Moral evil

Author: Andrew Michael Flescher
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2013.
Series: Moral traditions series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of moral evil has always held a special place in philosophy and theology because the existence of evil has implications for the dignity of the human and the limits of human action. Andrew M. Flescher proposes four interpretations of evil, drawing on philosophical and theological sources and using them to trace through history the moral traditions that are associated with them. The first model, evil as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2013002331
(OCoLC)835101319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Michael Flescher
ISBN: 9781626160118 1626160112
OCLC Number: 865331447
Awards: Winner of PROSE Award in Theology and Religious Studies 6 (United States)
Short-listed for CPA Book Award for Theology 6 (United States)
Short-listed for Catholic Press Association Book Award for Theology 6 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: "Evil" and evil --
Evil versus goodness: Satan and other "evildoers" --
Evil as the good in disguise: theodicy and the crisis of meaning --
Evil as "evil": perspectivalism and the construction of evil --
Evil as the absence of Goodness: privation and the ubiquity of wickedness --
Evil as inaction: Augustine, Aristotle, and connecting the thesis of privation to virtue ethics.
Series Title: Moral traditions series.
Responsibility: Andrew Michael Flescher.

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Drawing connections between Augustine and Aristotle, this book emphasizes forming altruistic habits that can lead us to better moral choices throughout the course of our lives.  Read more...

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