The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

The Genealogy of Violence Reflections on Creation Freedom and Evil Various historians philosophers and social scientists have attempted to provide convincing explanations of the roots of violence with mixed and confusing results This book brings Kierkegaard s voic

  • Title: The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil
  • Author: Charles K. Bellinger
  • ISBN: 9780195134988
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Various historians, philosophers, and social scientists have attempted to provide convincing explanations of the roots of violence, with mixed and confusing results This book brings Kierkegaard s voice into this conversation in a powerful way, arguing that the Christian intellectual tradition offers the key philosophical tools needed for comprehending human pathology.

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    1. Bellinger is primarily a follower of Soren Kierkegaard and he offers compelling arguments for why SK is particularly helpful in understanding the psychology of human violence. He puts SK in dialogue with several 20th century thinkers, but most especially dialogues with Rene Girard,with references to Schwager, Alison, Bailie, etc has been associated so strongly with the existentialists that it is hard to get people to adjust to a new way of pegging SK, but this book is a great help. He gives a st [...]

    2. When you read Kierkegaard and Girard it only follows that you will appreciate the work of Charles Bellinger.

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