Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope
By (author) Martin Beck Matustik
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Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope by Martin Beck Matustik
Book DescriptionNo one will deny that we live in a world where evil exists. But how are we to come to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical intensity? Martin Beck Matustik considers evil to be even more radically evil than previously thought and to have become all too familiar in everyday life. While we can name various moral wrongs and specific cruelties, Matustik maintains that radical evil understood as a religious phenomenon requires a religious response where the language of hope, forgiveness, redemption, and love can take us beyond unspeakable harm and irreparable violence. Drawing upon the work of Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, this work is written as a series of meditations. Matustik presents a bold new way of dealing with one of humanity's most intractable problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219688
(5983mm x 3971mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Martin Beck Matustik
Martin Beck Matustik is Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Religion at Arizona State University. He is author of Jurgen Habermas: Philosophical-Political Profile and Specters of Liberation. He has edited (with Merold Westphal) Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (IUP, 1995).
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