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Theology

Ingolf U. Dalferth

Malum

Theologische Hermeneutik des Bösen

[Malum. A Theological Hermeneutics of Evil.]

2008; unchanged student edition; 2010. XV, 593 pages.
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Published in German.
The break-in of evil in a human life has always caused persons to turn to the divine, to gods or to a god in order to reorientate his life. Ingolf U. Dalferth studies the complexity of this procedure in three thought processes which deal with the central concepts in the Christian understanding of malum as a lack of the good, as an evil deed and as a lack of faith.
The break-in of evil in their life has always caused persons to turn to the divine, to gods or to a god in order to reorientate their life. Ingolf U. Dalferth studies the complexity of this procedure in three thought processes which deal with the central concepts in the Christian understanding of malum as privation (a lack of good), as evil-doing and as a lack of faith. In doing so, he provides a detailed discussion of theodicy theories, the argument from freedom and the religious turn to God, in which the author explores the traces of the discovery of God's goodness, justness and love in connection with the malum experiences in ancient mythology and biblical traditions.
Authors/Editors

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

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Zeitschrift — 120 (2011), S. 88–90 (Werner Schüßler)
In: Verkündigung u. Forschung — 58 (2013), S. 82–110 (Heinrich Assel / Friedhelm Hartenstein)