Otherness and the problem of evil: How does that which is other become evil?
In seeking to answer the question “How does that which is other become evil?” the author provides a discussion of four entwined aspects of the issue at stake; (1) difficulty in achieving clarity on the grammar of evil; (2) genocide as a striking illustration of otherness becoming evil; (3) the challenge of postnationalism as a resource for dealing with otherness in the socio-political arena; and (4) the ethico-religious dimension as it relates to the wider problem of evil.
KeywordsGenocide Theodicy Postnationalism Alienation Dialogue Communication Friendship Love The gift Rhetoric Messianicity Radical evil
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