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Theology

Ingolf U. Dalferth

Das Böse

Essay über die Denkform des Unbegreiflichen

[Evil. An Essay on a Form of Thought for the Inconceivable. 2nd edition. ]

2nd, reviewed edition 2010. XVIII, 215 pages.
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Ingolf U. Dalferth combines a hermeneutical and analytical approach to problems of evil and seeks to outline a way of dealing with evil that does not pretend to make sense of the senseless but rather shows how to relate meaningfully to what is meaningless.
Evil is a complex category with a complicated history. It contrasts not only with good but also with God, and these contrasts have continued to interact in different ways in the course of history even where they were disregarded. Theories of evil have not always paid enough attention to this. Ingolf U. Dalferth proposes an analysis of evil that takes these historical changes into account and draws attention both to their gains and their losses. He combines a hermeneutical and analytical approach to problems of evil and seeks to outline a way of dealing with evil that does not pretend to make sense of the senseless but rather shows how to relate meaningfully to what is meaningless.
Authors/Editors

Ingolf U. Dalferth Geboren 1948; 1977 Promotion; 1982 Habilitation; Professor emeritus für Systematische Theologie, Symbolik und Religionsphilosophie an der Universität Zürich; seit 2008 Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion an der Claremont Graduate University in Kalifornien.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Verkündigung u. Forschung — 58 (2013), S. 82–110 (Heinrich Assel / Friedhelm Hartenstein)
In: PiD – Psychotherapie im Dialog — 19 (2018), S. 112 (Katharina Gladisch)