Evil and Christian Ethics Hardback

by Gordon Graham (University of Aberdeen);

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Evil and Christian Ethics

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Genocide in Rwanda, multiple murder at Denver or Dunblane, the gruesome activities of serial killers - what makes these great evils, and why do they occur? In addressing such questions this book, unusually, interconnects contemporary moral philosophy with recent work in New Testament scholarship. The conclusions to emerge are surprising. Gordon Graham argues that the inability of modernist thought to account satisfactorily for evil and its occurrence should not lead us to embrace an eclectic postmodernism, but to take seriously some unfashionable pre-modern conceptions - Satan, demonic possession, spiritual powers, cosmic battles. Precisely because it strives to observe the high standards of clarity and rigour that are the hallmarks of philosophy in the analytical tradition, the book makes a powerful case for the rejection of humanism and naturalism, and for explaining the moral obligation to struggle against evil by reference to the New Testament's cosmic narrative.

Evil and Christian Ethics by Gordon Graham (University of Aberdeen) was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2000 and is our 51226th best seller. The ISBN for Evil and Christian Ethics is 9780521771092.

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Details for Evil and Christian Ethics

Page last updated 25th February 2017
Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2000)
EditorRobin Gill;Stephen R.L. Clark;Stanley Hauerwas;Robin W. Lovin
Number of Pages260
Thickness19 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code11158
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