Item description for Responding to Evil by Joseph F. Kelly & Paul Burns...
Overview The impact of 9-11-01 on the American (and the world's) consciousness brought the presence of evil front and center. How can good and evil be reconciled, and how can we respond sensibly to evil in our lives? This book provides some answers to such queries, particularly through examining how modern Christians, often ordinary people, have done so.
In "Responding to Evil "Joseph Kelly treats evil as a force in our personal lives. He talks about the impact of September 11 on the American consciousness and how that brought the question of evil front and center. Professor Kelly then looks at what evil does to us and how previous generations have dealt with it. By focusing on the sins people commit rather than the questions psychologists tend to focus on, such as murder or theft, or on tragedies that occurred in Rwanda or during the Holocaust, Kelly makes the discussion of evil relevant to readers like us who are not really evil" but who face the problem of our own sinfulness every day.
In taking up the intellectual question of how God and evil can coexist Kelly relates the ideas in the book to real-life situations, especially of good and caring people. Finally, he shares how we can respond to evil and looks at how some modern Christians, often ordinary people, have done so.
Chapters are *What Evil Does to Us, - *How Can God and Evil Co-Exist? - *Responses to Evil, - and *Some Final Thoughts. -
"Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, chair of the department of religious studies at John Carroll University, is also active in religious education for the Diocese of Cleveland. Of his eight previous books, with Liturgical Press he has published "The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition" and "The World of the Early Christians."""
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.25" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2003
Publisher Liturgical Press
ISBN 0814629660 ISBN13 9780814629666
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More About Joseph F. Kelly & Paul Burns
Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. His books include "The Feast of Christmas, The Origins of Christmas, The Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church", and others, all published by Liturgical Press.
Joseph F. Kelly currently resides in the state of Ohio. Joseph F. Kelly was born in 1945.
Joseph F. Kelly has published or released items in the following series...