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Um livro: "On Evil", de Terry Eagleton

Ricardo Lombardi

08 de maio de 2010 | 12h26

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O Wall Street Journal publicou uma matéria sobre o livro “On Evil“, de Terry Eagleton. Bom tema para os jornais brasileiros. Um trecho (o grifo é meu):

Terry Eagleton, a British Marxist intellectual who surprised everyone with a recent book defending the existence of God, uses “On Evil” to address a related question: not whether God can exist in the presence of evil but whether evil can exist in the absence of God. For if “evil” means anything, it has to transcend ordinary human wrongdoing, however vicious. That is why, historically, to undertake evil meant more than merely inflicting harm on one’s fellow human beings. One had to reject God in the process. “In this sense,” Mr. Eagleton writes, “evil is a deviant image of divine love, as plain immorality is not.” Think of Satan: He had to “know about [God’s] transcendence,” Mr. Eagleton observes, “in order to turn it down.”

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