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Iris Murdoch once observed: 'philosophy is often a matter of finding occasions on which to say the obvious'. What was obvious to Murdoch, and to all those who read her work, is that Good transcends everything - even God. Throughout her distinguished and…

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This Reader brings together primary sources from philosophy, theology and literature to chart the many and changing ways evil has been approached and understood, and to examine the diverse implications it has had for belief and unbelief. Will fill a major gap in…

Natural Goodness

by Philippa Foot

|February 1, 2001

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Philippa Foot has for many years been one of the most distinctive and influential thinkers in moral philosophy. Long dissatisfied with the moral theories of her contemporaries, she has gradually evolved a theory of her own that is radically opposed not only to…

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A spread of opinion from all points of the religious compass to provide readers with an overview of what each tradition, either collectively or through individual thinkers, has to say.

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Peters revisits the dark side of human nature and the perennial categories of sin that have been glossed over by our pluralistic culture. Peters examines the kinds of evil that we confront on a daily basis and reminds us of the availability of grace.

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This volume makes available three of Capon's sought-after early works: An Offering of Uncles, The Third Peacock, and Hunting the Divine Fox. Each book offers a refreshingly different take on key theological issues--the priesthood of humankind, the problem of God…

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The modern world has witnessed a dramatic breakthrough of the dark, negative forces of human nature. The "old ethic," which pursued an illusory perfection by repressing the dark side, has lost its power to deal with contemporary problems. Erich Neumann…

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C. Fred Alford interviewed working people, prisoners, and college students in order to discover how people experience evil—in themselves, in others, and in the world. What people meant by evil, he found, was a profound, inchoate feeling of dread so…

Wickedness

by Dr Mary Midgley

|June 26, 2001

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To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however…

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"While focusing on the central problem of evil, O'Fiaherty illuminates every aspect of Hindu thought."  -- Choice   "This is Dr. O'Flaherty's third book on Indian mythology, and the best yet. The range and number of myths…

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Venereal afflictions, AIDS & a shocking rise in puritanical fanaticism have become world epidemics. We need thought about the inherent ties between sexuality, disease & religion. This brilliant, passionate study turns to the most violently graphic crucifixion in…