Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - The Roots of Evil
RLCT 2026 The Roots of Evil
Prerequisites:Any 18 credits completed
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
Description:What is evil? Can evil be reconciled with belief in God? How are we to respond to evil? Is evil still a useful category? This course explores such questions from historical and contemporary perspectives as they relate to both secular and religious ideas. This includes examinations of evil in sacred and classical texts, as well as modern perspectives found in theology, philosophy, literature, and the sciences. Topics may include symbols of evil, human responsibility, theodicy, suffering, and structural evil.