Explaining Evil (three volumes) by J. Harold Ellens

By J. Harold Ellens

The manifestation of evil has supplied a handy subject for pop culture leisure, starting from the vintage movie The Exorcist, to nearly all of Stephen King's horror novels, to games equivalent to Resident Evil. regrettably, dealing with—and trying to overcome—the forces of evil is a pervasive challenge within the genuine global as well.Explaining Evil addresses incidents of evil from precedent days to trendy day world wide. ideas of evil in the titanic 3 religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—are tested, in addition to in chinese language philosophy and local American ideals. The political or nationwide expressions of evil are explored, resembling the "axis of evil" that culminated in global struggle II. those volumes determine the factors and results of evil, and recommend attainable treatments to humanity's inescapable flaw.

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28) has noted, the dominant methodology of American social psychology has been to create a unique situation to produce unknown outcomes. Social scientists gain reputations by demonstrating phenomena that are counterintuitive. Milgram’s obedience experiments are a perfect exemplar of this phenomenon. Mixon’s use of role playing rather than deception has demonstrated that with proper descriptions, role-playing schemes can uncover the determining features of a situation whose outcome is known in advance.

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Luke 9:54) 26 Explaining Evil However, God has changed. Yahweh is now the Son of Man, who denies violence: But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. (Luke 9:55–56) If insight into nonviolence, modeled in the Christian tradition by Yahweh’s transformation, is acknowledged, it can be seen as an example of preadaptive evolution. The pivotal issue is that evolutionary preadaptive traits developed in one environment prove to be adaptive in unanticipated future environments.

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