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Author Mathewes, Charles T., 1969-

Title Why evil exists [(DVD) videorecording] / Charles Mathewes ; The Teaching Company ; directors, Jonathan Leven, Wendy Scarbrough.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, [2011]
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 Nichols Adult Great Courses  202.118 MAT    AVAILABLE
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Description 6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series Great courses. Religion & theology. Judeo-Christianity
Great courses (DVD)
System Details DVD.
Note Includes 36 lectures on six discs.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Credits Producer, Ines I. Perez-Thompson.
Summary Presents historical, religious and philosophical explanations for the existence of evil.
Performer Lecturer, Prof. Charles Mathewes, University of Virginia.
Contents Disc 1. The nature and origins of evil ; Enuma elish-- evil as cosmic battle ; Greece-- tragedy and The Peloponnesian War ; Greek philosophy-- human evil and malice ; The Hebrew Bible-- human rivalry with God ; The Hebrew Bible-- wisdom and the fear of God -- Disc 2. Christian scripture-- apocalypse and original sin -- The inevitability of evil-- Irenaeus ; Creation, evil, and the fall-- Augustine ; Rabbinic Judaism-- the evil impulse ; Islam-- Iblis the failed, once-glorious being ; On self-deception in evil-- scholasticism -- Disc 3. Dante-- Hell and the abandonment of hope ; The Reformation-- the power of evil within ; Dark politics-- Machiavelli on how to be bad ; Hobbes-- evil as a social construct ; Montaigne and Pascal-- evil and the self ; Milton-- epic evil -- Disc 4. The Enlightenment and its discontents ; Kant-- evil at the root of human agency ; Hegel-- the slaughter block of history ; Marx-- materialism and evil ; The American north and south-- holy war ; Nietzsche-- considering the language of evil -- Disc 5. Dostoevsky-- the demonic in modernity -- Conrad-- incomprehensible terror ; Freud-- the death drive and the inexplicable ; Camus-- the challenge to take evil seriously ; Post-WWII Protestant theology on evil ; Post-WWII Roman Catholic theology on evil -- Disc 6. Post-WWII Jewish thought on evil ; Arendt-- the banality of evil ; Life in truth--- 20th-century poets on evil ; Science and the empirical study of evil ; The "unnaming" of evil ; Where can hope be found?
Subject Good and evil -- History -- Videodiscs.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Videodiscs.
Genre Filmed lectures.
DVD-Video discs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Leven, Jon.
Scarbrough, Wendy.
Perez-Thompson, Inez I.
Teaching Company.
ISBN 9781598037289
Music No. 6810 Teaching Company
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