The Symbolism of Evil

The Symbolism of Evil

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Author/Editor: Ricoeur, Paul
Publisher: Beacon Press
Date: 1969
Binding: Paperback
Condition: USED - Very good. An excellent, unmarked copy with tight binding and minimal shelf wear.

"According to Ricoeur, the most primal and spontaneous symbols of evil are defilement, sin and guilt ... Ricoeur moves from the elementary symbols of evil into the rich world of myths ... and he ends by suggesting that the clue to the relation between philosophy to mythology is to be found in the aphorism 'The symbol gives rise to the thought' ... Ricoeur's method and argument are too intricate and rich to assess in so short a review. Suffice it to say that this is the most massive accomplishment of any philosopher within the ambience of Christian faith since the appearance of Gabriel Marcel." - Sam Keen, The Christian Century

“… The Symbolism of Evil is one of the most brilliant and provocative analyses of the problem of evil to appear in modern times. Ricoeur produces a disciplined and insightful analysis of the myths and symbols of evil which points beyond the positivist impasse in contemporary philosophy. This book is destined to have a profound impact on American theological and philosophical circlse.” - Jerald C. Brauer, Dead of The Divinity School, The University of Chicago