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Evil, Trauma, and the Building of Absences

Eric Boynton

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A phenomenon with a lingering enigmatic quality, evil has, it seems, been “re-discovered” as a highly suggestive phenomenon today. Evil’s resurgence might be particularly relevant, highlighting ... More


Breathing through the Pain: Engaging the Cross as Tonglen, Taking to the Streets as Mendicants

Sharon V. Betcher

in Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253906
eISBN:
9780823260935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Returning yet again to consider the aestheticization of fear, this chapter concerns itself with the chasm created around so as to withhold bodies perceived to be in pain. Consequently, the chapter ... More


In the Ruin of God

Sharon V. Betcher

in Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253906
eISBN:
9780823260935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Even as “disability” constitutes an aesthetic judgment against certain human lives, increasingly disabilities accrue to human bodies as an effect of human-occasioned environmental damage. To love the ... More


Suffering and Peace

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers the important role of the peaceful sentiment in the Indian Christian context as represented by Jyoti Sahi and the National Biblical, Catechetical, and Liturgical Centre in ... More


The Problem of Evil and the Limits of Philosophy

Sami Pihlström

in Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251582
eISBN:
9780823252763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251582.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

A pragmatic treatment of “negative” ethico-religious concepts, such as evil and suffering, is necessary; arguably, some versions of pragmatism (e.g., James’s) may be better equipped to deal with the ... More


Memory, History, Oblivion

Paul Ricoeur

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses history, memory, and history-writing. In doing so, it highlights the necessity of the “carnal turn” by drawing our attention to suffering and the wounded of history, and to the ... More


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