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Unspeakable Facing up to the Challenge of Evil

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ISBN-10: 0060833009

ISBN-13: 9780060833008

Edition: 2006

Authors: Os Guinness

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We are still surprised by evil. From Auschwitz to the events of September 11, we have been shocked into recognizing the startling capacity for evil within the human heart. We now know 9/11 revealed that our country was unprepared in terms of national security, but it also showed we were intellectually and morally unprepared to deal with such a barbaric act. Our language to describe evil and our ethical will to resist it have grown uncertain and confused. Many who speak unabashedly of evil are dismissed as simplistic, oldfashioned, and out of tune with the realities of modern life. Yet we must have some kind of language to help us understand the pain and suffering at the heart of human…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Os Guinness (DPhil, Oxford) is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Renaissance, The Global Public Square, A Free People's Suicide, Unspeakable, The Call, Time for Truth and The Case for Civility. A frequent speaker and prominent social critic, he has addressed audiences worldwide from the British House of Commons to the U.S. Congress to the St. Petersburg Parliament. He founded the Trinity Forum and served as senior fellow there for fifteen years.Born in China to missionary parents, he is the great-great-great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer. After witnessing the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951…    

Preface: No Stranger to Evil
Evil and the Examined Life
Where on Earth Does Evil Come From?
Brief as a Candle, Fragile as an Eggshell
What a Game of Chance Life Is
Our Greatest Enemy
What's So Right About a World So Wrong?
Why Me?
Where's God?
How Can I Stand It?
Are We Really Worse or Just Modern?
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Evil
Freedom's Tilt Toward Evil
Do the Differences Make a Difference?
Nirvana Is Not for Egos
I Do It My Way
People of the Crossed Sticks
Isn't There Something We Can Do?
The Problem with the World Is Me
The Politics of the Second Chance
The Courage to Stand
Why Can't I Know What I Need to Know?
Don't Know, Don't Say
Isn't There Any Good in All This Bad?
"Goddamnit!" and Other Unwitting Prayers
The Rainbow Through the Rain
Conclusion: But Not Through Me
Selected Bibliography