Facing Evil: Confronting the Dreadful Power Behind Genocide, Terrorism, and Cruelty

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Open Court Publishing, 1988 - History - 297 pages
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From the Holocaust to the destruction of the World Trade Center, evil human acts continue to defy all attempts at explanation. This collection of lectures on evil by prominent scholars, writers, theologians and philosophers resonates powerfully as a guide to these dark forces and will help conceptualize a plan for action against them. Included are contributions by Maya Angelou, M. Scott Peck, Rollo May, Raul Hilberg, Samuel Proctor, and others.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE DARK EYE IN THE WORLD
9
CLEARING THE SPRING
17
THE EVIL ONE
47
CREATIVITY AND EVIL
71
SMALL SINS AND LARGE EVILS
83
WHY EVIL ATTRACTS Us
93
THE HOLOCAUST
99
CRUELTY THE EMPIRICAL EVIL
119
THE SOUNDS OF EVIL
139
THE PARADOX OF HOPE
177
EVIL
209
REFLECTIONS ON EVIL
239
CRITICISM OF THE PRIVATIO BONI THEORY
255
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
275
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RESPONSE AND DIALOGUE
111

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Wilmer is a Jungian analyst, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the director of the Institute for the Humanities at Salado, Texas.

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