On The Nature And Form Of The Essay

New German Critique

Description:New German Critique is the leading journal of German Studies. It covers twentieth-century political and social theory, philosophy, literature, film, media, and art, reading cultural texts in light of current theoretical debates.

Coverage: 1973-2012 (No. 1 - No. 117)

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ISSN: 0094033X

EISSN: 15581462

Subjects: Language & Literature, Humanities

Collections: Arts & Sciences III Collection, JSTOR Essential Collection, Language & Literature Collection

Essay about The Nature of Evil

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Evil is the violation of a moral code. Evil is the dualistic opposite of good. Evil causes harm. While scattered dictionaries may offer these clear-cut definitions, in reality a theme so prevalent in all spheres of life from the dawn of man takes on limitless forms. The word itself has come to symbolize the dividing line between regular people and callous monsters; demonic criminals who show no sign of compassion and no adherence to virtue. Ideas concerning evil have been strung along through the schools of theology, the minds of society, and the theories of philosophy throughout the history of mankind. The dichotomy between the opposing ideas of good and evil sets apart a gray area ignored by the black and white view of morality. In this…show more content…

Whether in the form of Moral Absolutism or Relativism, the notion of evil has shaped religion in a uniquely profound way. In Islamic theology, there is no concept of absolute evil. The universal idea that evil exists with good in a dualistic sense is not accepted. Instead, it is considered vital for believers to profess that all comes from Allah, and to recognize that anything perceived as “evil” is merely a human outlook. Christianity derives its concept of evil from the Old and New Testaments, the biblical canons constituting the Christian Bible. In Christian theology, evil is understood to be an opposition to God as well as something unbefitting to the good of man. A dichotomous black and white outlook on good and evil seems to dominate in Christian beliefs in the concepts of Heaven and Hell; reward and punishment. Judaism professes that evil is the result of forsaking god (Deuteronomy 28:20). Similar to Islam, Jewish theology stresses that it’s followers adhere their obedience to God’s laws as inscriped in the Torah. While Christians personify the idea of evil in Satan, many sects of Judaism believe that although people may possess free will, the human heart is inherently evil (Schwarz 43). Mormon theology claims that mortal life is a test of faith, and evil is that which keeps one from discovering the nature of God. While there is no ultimate evil, God is depicted as the ultimate good

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