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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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422 words

(κακία). The core of the problem of evil is how far responsibility for it can be attributed to God. Late ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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144 words

The furthest reach of wrongdoing and wrong being. Although Kant maintained that the only evil thing is an evil will, ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
Subject:
Religion
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816 words

In Israel's earliest traditions, the presence of evil in the world is taken for granted as a reality that is ...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
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170 words

Buddhism has no concept of evil as a cosmic force or objective reality. The nearest it comes to this is ...

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
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348 words

The English word ‘evil’ does not translate any specific term in Indian languages, but is used to evoke, more and ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Religion
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346 words

Bad situations, usually involving pain and suffering, attributed to disobedience to God's will, or to natural calamities. Much of the ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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560 words

The suffering which results from morally wrong human choices, especially when the moral wrong is of an extreme kind. Moral ...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
Subject:
Philosophy
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2,506 words

The problem of evil centres around the question of how an omnibenevolent, omnipotent and omniscient God could allow evil in ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,537 words

Like that of late Antiquity, notably with Plotinus, medieval thought had a marked inclination to the problem of evil. The ...

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