Genocide, Despair, and Religious Hope: An Essay on Human Nature

  • Stephen T. Davis


Occasionally we have experiences that make us proud to be members of the human race. When we watch a play by Shakespeare, or listen to a Mozart symphony, or look at a Rembrandt painting, or admire an Ansel Adams photograph, or benefit from a medical discovery—in those moments we feel thrilled and uplifted. We sense that this sort of thing is the work of homo sapiens at its best.


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