The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

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Oxford University Press, Apr 5, 2001 - Religion - 176 pages
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Various historians, philosophers, and social scientists have attempted to provide convincing explanations of the roots of violence, with mixed and confusing results. This book brings Kierkegaard's voice into this conversation in a powerful way, arguing that the Christian intellectual tradition offers the key philosophical tools needed for comprehending human pathology.
 

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Contents

1 Contemporary Perspectives on the Roots of Violence
2 Creation and Angst in Kierkegaard
3 EgoProtection 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
The Healing of the Soul
Bibliography and Kierkegaard Sigla
Index
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