Living With Evil


Author: Cynthia Owen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755360125
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. But behind the façade of respectability lurked a hideous reality. Cynthia was just eight years old when she was sexually abused by her father amongst others. Shortly before her eleventh birthday she was made pregnant and, minutes after giving birth to the baby, Cynthia watched in horror as her own mother murdered the tiny infant, named Noleen, by repeatedly stabbing her with a knitting needle. Cynthia’s mother then wrapped the baby girl in a plastic bag, dumped her in an alleyway and made her daughter go back to school and pretend nothing had ever happened. After enduring many more years of rape and violence, Cynthia came forward and reported her abuse and Noleen’s death. Finally, in 2007, after a fifteen-year legal fight to have her baby girl formally identified, the jury at the ‘Dun Laoghaire Baby’ inquest declared that the baby found dead in an alleyway thirty-four years previously was Noleen Murphy, the daughter of Cynthia Owen. Cynthia’s is a horrific story of brutality and loss, but ultimately, it is an account of love, immense bravery and her fight for justice in Noleen’s name.

What Evil Means to Us


Author: C. Fred Alford
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501720511
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
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C. Fred Alford interviewed working people, prisoners, and college students in order to discover how people experience evil—in themselves, in others, and in the world. What people meant by evil, he found, was a profound, inchoate feeling of dread so overwhelming that they tried to inflict it on others to be rid of it themselves. A leather-jacketed emergency medical technician, for example, one of the many young people for whom vampires are oddly seductive icons of evil, said he would "give anything to be a vampire." Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, Alford argues that the primary experience of evil is not moral but existential. The problems of evil are complicated by the terror it evokes, a threat to the self so profound it tends to be isolated deep in the mind. Alford suggests an alternative to this bleak vision. The exercise of imagination—in particular, imagination that takes the form of a shared narrative—offers an active and practical alternative to the contemporary experience of evil. Our society suffers from a paucity of shared narratives and the creative imagination they inspire.

The Living Bible


Author: Tyndale
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414362498
Category: Bibles
Page: 1184
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Celebrating 40 years and over 40 million lives touched, Tyndale is releasing The Living Bible as an eBook. The Living Bible is a paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.

The Living Evil


Author: Ruby Jean Jensen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781951580131
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Heather was young and beautiful, but she had ongoing man trouble and had trouble accepting her daughters Ellie and Becky. When she found a new husband, the option of sending the girls to live with their Aunt Aster was irresistible. As a parting gift, she gave the girls a beautiful doll . . . Zenoa. Ellie soon took out some of her frustrations on the doll, and it was terribly defaced. Just a few days later a terrible tragedy occurred. Aster and Ellie were killed with an ice pick, and six year-old Becky, the only survivor, was assumed to be the killer. A hundred years later, Gramma Virginia bought the doll in an antique store, had it restored, and gifted it to granddaughter Kit, on her ninth birthday. Kit was almost immediately fearful of the doll, and confided her fears to her older sister Pam. Some of what she said caused Pam to believe that Kit was having mental problems. However, in the middle of one night when Kit had awakened her, Pam decided to put the doll into the attic. While up there, she lost her balance and hit her head. Upon awakening the next morning, she discovered that all of her family had been killed. Since there was no evidence of anyone else in the house, she was convicted of murder and sentenced to thirty years in prison. Twenty-four years later Pam was released from prison and returned to the house where the murders had occurred. Her sister Beth had never gone in the house, and had left everything exactly as it had been. Pam had a mission in mind, but she was diverted from it when she learned that her nephew Justin was about to be married--to a young lady named Zenoa! Was this a coincidence? Pam tried to communicate her fears to other family members, but she constantly faced doubts and questions about her own sanity.

The Roots of Evil


Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471303
Category: Philosophy
Page: 278
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"Evil is the most serious of our moral problems. All over the world cruelty, greed, prejudice, and fanaticism ruin the lives of countless victims. Outrage provokes outrage. Millions nurture seething hatred of real or imagined enemies, revealing savage and destructive tendencies in human nature. Understanding this challenges our optimistic illusions about the effectiveness of reason and morality in bettering human lives. But abandoning these illusions is vitally important because they are obstacles to countering the threat of evil. The aim of this book is to explain why people act in these ways and what can be done about it."—John Kekes The first part of this book is a detailed discussion of six horrible cases of evil: the Albigensian Crusade of about 1210; Robespierre's Terror of 1793–94; Franz Stangl, who commanded a Nazi death camp in 1943–44; the 1969 murders committed by Charles Manson and his "family"; the "dirty war" conducted by the Argentinean military dictatorship of the late 1970s; and the activities of a psychopath named John Allen, who recorded reminiscences in 1975. John Kekes includes these examples not out of sensationalism, but rather to underline the need to hold vividly in our minds just what evil is. The second part shows why, in Kekes's view, explanations of evil inspired by Christianity and the Enlightenment fail to account for these cases and then provides an original explanation of evil in general and of these instances of it in particular.

Living with Ambiguity

Religious Naturalism and the Menace of Evil
Author: Donald A. Crosby
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791475201
Category: Religion
Page: 136
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How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.

Escaping from the Evil


Author: Annie Tchuente Djoum
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456864903
Category: Fiction
Page: 60
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I believed—and I still believe—that marriage or having a partner is a strong foundation for life and society. When I went to study medicine in Belgium, I experienced loneliness. Even if I was 60 percent sure that my marriage with the parent of my children will not work, I decided to bring him to the USA, the country of my dreams, against my parents’ will. I put the interest of the children and my happiness first. I knew that the sky is the limit for people who have big dreams and who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream in the USA. I also believed that people who are educated are open-minded and tolerant to diversity and different cultures. I brought the father of my children because I needed a trustable and believable friend and partner in this country, where people like their comfort zone and where the culture is different from the one in my native country. In my country, someone can visit friends and family members without appointment. I never lived for a long time with the evil in Cameroon; I knew him well in the USA when I lived with him in the same house. Without my family’s help (mother, father, grandmother, sister, and children), I would not have been alive today. This relationship was deteriorating because of many factors, like educational difference, the incompatibility in the vision of acceptable social values and norms, his lack of respect to me and my parents, his dishonest and very controlling behavior. In the next line, I would describe my life with the evil and how I escaped from him.

The Flowers of Evil


Author: Charles Baudelaire
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819568007
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 194
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A modernist classic translated for the twenty-first century.

Digging a Little Deeper in the Psalms

A Book of Biblical Inspiration
Author: Sam Owens
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449758932
Category: Religion
Page: 292
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Just beneath the surface of many of the best known, and some less well-known, verses of sacred Scripture, there lies a hidden treasure that many casual Bible readers may never see. Quite often just a short, prayerful pause to reflect upon the written word will allow God the Holy Spirit to open our minds to deeper revelations as to the importance of a specific verse or series of verses. New ways of applying that Scripture to our lives begin to become clear to us. For that reason, pastor and author Sam Owens invites readers to grab their spiritual shovels and dig a little deeper into the treasure that is Gods Holy Word!

The Evil Legacy of Dr. Jürgen


Author: A.E Garcia ,Nico Sanchez
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622878191
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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It is 2007. The real estate bubble has burst and there are massive lay-offs across the country. Families are losing their homes. A California family dealing with layoffs and the impending repossession of their home has to depend on their faith in God to help them. In an answer to their prayers, the mother, Anne finds that she has inherited some acreage and a farm house from a mysterious Great-Uncle Carl. The family, which includes their three grown children and their families, leave behind their home in Los Angeles and move into this rural one. Their Grandfather, Tony, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, must come live with them. Surprisingly, he informs the family that he had once lived at the house, when it had been a Juvenile work-farm run by Anne's Great Uncle, Dr. Carl. He tells them his long-hid secret of being arrested and sent there. Upon their moving in, unusual things start happening. Family members feel uneasy. Items move by themselves. Shadows are seen moving about. Scratching noises are heard coming from a particular closet. With the help of a local photographer, who also dabbles in a 'Ghost Finders Club' they find evidence of a haunting. A psychic comes to investigate and identifies numerous spirits that are present, including a stronger, evil spirit. By reading hidden journals that were found in the barn, they discover that Great-Uncle Carl was a psychiatrist who ran the work farm for juvenile delinquents in the late 30's and early 40's. The doctor was friends with a powerful Los Angeles County judge. A deal was arranged between them for Dr. Carl to take in teens to treat them for various perceived mental illnesses. The doctor tries to perfect his new methods of orbital lobotomy and electro-shock therapy by using the boys as guinea pigs. With the help of a priest and a psychic the family attempts to remove the spirit of the dead doctor from the house. The culmination of the thrills occurs when a huge storm hits, leaving the occupants at the mercy of what remains in the house with them with nothing but each other. Keywords: Evil, Haunting, Lobotomy, Electro-Shock Therapy, Work Farms, Inheritance, Nuevo, California, Westchester, Los Angeles, Psychiatrist, Mental Hospital, Committed, Orbital Lobotomy, Mental Illness, Alzheimer's Disease, God, Faith, Courage, Belief, Abortion, Ghosts, Spirits, Religion, Priest, Séance, Psychic, Poltergeist, Legacy, Juvenile Delinquent.

The One Year Bible NIV


Author: Tyndale
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414371818
Category: Bibles
Page: 1248
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The One Year Bible makes reading through the Bible achievable with daily 15-minute readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. This edition uses the popular New International Version text.

The World of Horrotica

Underworld Origins
Author: David Edward Collier
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477118640
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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THE APOCALYPSE DE-CLASSIFIED CASE FILE WAS GATHERED BY THE APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE RECOUNTING "THE COMING APOCALYPSE" RECOUNTING PERSONAL NARRATIVE ACCOUNTINGS RECOUNTING THE APOCALYPSE CODEX KNOWN ONLY BY THE APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE REWRITING THE APOCALYPSE CODEX WRITTEN OUT IN 66 APOCALYPSE SCROLLS DISPLAYED INSIDE THE APOCALYPSE MUSEUM WHERE THE 66 APOCALYPSE SCROLLS ARE RE-WRITTEN BY THE APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE RE-WRITING HISTORY STORIES ALREADY WRITTEN BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE CODEX IS WRITTEN INTO STONE.

NIV Bible - Words of Christ in Red


Author: New International Version
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444746014
Category: Bibles
Page: 1280
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The New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible translation. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability and was fully revised and updated in 2011 for the first time in 25 years. This NIV Bible features:Words of Christ in red (red text will only appear if your e-reader has a colour display) Specially developed easy navigation system Quick links to key stories, events and people of the Bible Quick links to inspiration and help from the Bible for different life situations Linked Bible reading plan Bible timeline Overview of each book of the Bible British spelling, punctuation and grammarThis revised and updated edition of the NIV takes into account changes in the way we use language day to day; advances in biblical scholarship and understanding; and the need to faithfully reflect whether men and women are referred to in each instance, using gender accurate language. The translators have carefully assessed a huge body of scholarship, as well as inviting peer submissions, in order to review every word of the existing NIV to ensure it remains as clear and relevant today as when it was first published.Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

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Steer Wide of Total Stupidity
Author: Kevin Johnson
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310871727
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Designed for middle schoolers, Deeper Bible studies provide you with a unique and effective tool for your students. Use in large or small groups to help communicate God’s truth in a way that connects with young teens and shows them what faith can look like in their everyday lives.• Choose will help students learn about temptation, the Holy Spirit’s power to help, and what God desires from them.• Pray helps students understand and participate in meaningful prayer with the creator of the universe. They’ll find that not only does God listen; he cares.• Stick shows students what God says about friendships and helps them find and be great friends.• Trust will help you teach your students who Jesus is and what it looks like to trust him on a deeper level. With questions that meet the developmental and spiritual needs of early adolescents, you’ll find that your students engage in the Deeper studies and really grasp the lessons.

The Abuse of Evil

The Corruption of Politics and Religion since 9/11
Author: Richard J. Bernstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745650481
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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Since 9/11 politicians, preachers, conservatives and the media are all speaking about evil. In the past the dicourse about evil in our religious, philosophic and literary traditions has provoked thinking, questioning and inquiry. But today the appeal to evil is being used as a political tool to obscure compex issues, block serious thinking and stifle public discussion and debate. We are now confronting a clash of mentalities, not a clash of civilisations. One mentality is drawn to absolutes, moral certainties, and simplistic dichotomies of good and evil. The other seriously questions an appeal to absolutes in politics and criticizes the simplistic division of the world into the forces of evil and the forces of good. In The Abuse of Evil Bernstein challenges the claim that without an appeal to absolutes, we lack the grounds for acting decisively in fighting our enemies. The post 9/11 abuse of evil corrupts both democratic politics and religion. The stakes are high in this clash of mentalities in shaping how we think and act in the world today - and in the future.

Facing Evil


Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691020952
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
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Arguing that the prevalence of evil presents a fundamental problem for our secular sensibility, John Kekes develops a conception of character-morality as a response. He shows that the main sources of evil are habitual, unchosen actions produced by our character defects and that we can increase our control over the evil we cause by cultivating a reflective temper.

The Secret Life of Houseplants


Author: N.A
Publisher: Carlos Marin Delgado
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sacred Bond

A Model of Spiritual Transformation for Therapists, Clients, and Seekers
Author: Richard W Hanhardt
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449739024
Category: Religion
Page: 392
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In this extensive and vividly presented study, Mr. Hanhardt provides a model of how the spiritual life emerges at times of change and suffering in our lives. He presents a new view of ancient structures in the human psychethe relationships that are our greatest gifts and that emerge into the realm of the spiritual. This study is based upon decades of research into multiple traditions but fully relies on the description of the most powerful healing structures we have, which are found in each member of the Christian Trinity. To achieve the goal of the growth of love, the ultimate purpose of human suffering, we must invite God into the process. This book is designed for all who are involved in the healing process and is written in a language that is both accessible to the general public and also challenging of the traditional training and practice of psychotherapists and counselors. Mr. Hanhardt also presents throughout the book many techniques and structured self-studies and meditations for healing for clients and seekers who are directing their own healing process.

Living Liberation in Hindu Thought


Author: Andrew O. Fort,Patricia Y. Mumme
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791427057
Category: Religion
Page: 278
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This book is about the state of embodied perfection often called enlightenment, self-realization, or liberation. It examines the types, degrees, and stages of liberation that are possible, with and without a body.