Out Of Eden

Author: Paul W. Kahn
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691148120
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In Out of Eden, Paul W. Kahn offers a philosophical meditation on the problem of evil. He uses the Genesis story of the Fall as the starting point for a profound articulation of the human condition. Kahn shows us that evil expresses the rage of a subject who knows both that he is an image of an infinite God and that he must die. Kahn's interpretation of Genesis leads him to inquiries into a variety of modern forms of evil, including slavery, torture, and genocide. Kahn takes issue with Hannah Arendt's theory of the banality of evil, arguing that her view is an instance of the modern world's lost capacity to speak of evil. Psychological, social, and political accounts do not explain evil as much as explain it away. Focusing on the existential roots of evil rather than on the occasions for its appearance, Kahn argues that evil originates in man's flight from death. He urges us to see that the opposite of evil is not good, but love: while evil would master death, love would transcend it. Offering a unique perspective that combines political and cultural theory, law, and philosophy, Kahn here continues his project of advancing a political theology of modernity.
Out of Eden
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Paul W. Kahn
Categories: Bibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-05 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

In Out of Eden, Paul W. Kahn offers a philosophical meditation on the problem of evil. He uses the Genesis story of the Fall as the starting point for a profound articulation of the human condition. Kahn shows us that evil expresses the rage of a subject who knows both
Out Of Eden
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Kevin Scott
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-28 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Attending a New Science exhibition on Virtual Reality and its boundless opportunities, Adam Baillie dares to interact, whilst ?immersed? in an imaginary world. The only thing is ?there seems to be more true reality than he could ever have imagined. Faced with the re-inception of Creation itself, our Adam comes
Out of Eden
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: W. S. Di Piero
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-01-01 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"The writing is superb, the insights come with astonishing and rich rapidity, and the moral and intellectual intelligence behind them strikes me as unflinchingly honest and scrupulous."--Reginald Gibbons, Editor, TriQuarterly
Out of Eden
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Peter Johnson
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-01 - Publisher:

In the time since his parents’ divorce, Stony hasn’t had much to say to his father. It’s not just the embarrassing things his father does in public, like picking fights with strangers on the golf course, needling his ex-wife about the car she drives, and asking girls whether they’re attracted
Out of Eden
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Beth Ciotta
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: HQN Books

Sometimes paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be. That's what I, Kylie McGraw, have discovered since sacrificing my dreams of traveling the world to run the family shoe store. But if I have my way, peaceful Eden, Indiana, is in for a major shake-up…. It all began on my