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Before Evil

Before Evil

  • Author: Alex Kava
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0751553840
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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'O'Dell could be Reacher's long-lost twin' LEE CHILD Special Agent Maggie O'Dell doesn't need to set foot at a crime scene to catch a serial killer. From her small Quantico office, she's profiled criminals using just Polaroids and faxed copies of evidence from homicide detectives across the country. Then comes Albert Stucky . . . and nothing will ever be the same. Stucky is a sadistic madman who places pieces of his victims in takeout containers and leaves them for innocent bystanders to find. He enjoys his twisted games as much as he enjoys the kill. And when Maggie is tasked with profiling his murders, Stucky is only too happy to rise to the challenge: 'Let the chase begin.' New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava returns with a heart-stopping new thriller featuring special agent Maggie O'Dell, who will face one of the most terrifying serial killers of her career. 'Rip-roaring action that only builds in intensity with every page' TESS GERRITSEN

Cinema and Evil

Cinema and Evil

Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film

  • Author: Dara Waldron
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443865583
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 230
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Malevolence (and its causes) has been central to film since its inception; the birth of film coinciding with a fascination with crime, death, murder, horror, etc. Films which address the problem of evil, however, are less frequent and fewer in quantity; especially films which respond to a body of thought – philosophical or theological – which has deliberated on the topic of evil over the centuries. Cinema and Evil: Moral Responsibility and the “Dangerous” Film addresses these films. It explores the legacy of evil from Manicheanism to Arendt, assessing the alternative definitions offered by philosophers, theologians and writers per se, on its problematic status. It then considers how the films of filmmakers such as Fritz Lang, Orson Welles, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Michael Haneke, Gus Van Sant, and Lynne Ramsay have responded to the problem of evil in their films. In case by case studies, filmmakers’ response to “evil” events, whether those such as the Holocaust or Columbine, in which evil is used as a descriptor for human behaviour, is explored. The book refers to these as “dangerous” films, tasking us with the need to consider evil as a problem which is also our responsibility. It argues that these filmmakers have been at the forefront of ethical deliberation on evil.

Putting away evil the great essential of religion. In four sermons

Putting away evil the great essential of religion. In four sermons

  • Author: John CLOWES
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Repentance
  • Page: 20
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The Writings Against the Manichaeans and Against the Donatists Part I - The Manichaeans Revised

The Writings Against the Manichaeans and Against the Donatists Part I - The Manichaeans Revised

  • Author: Saint Augustine
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1773563890
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NPNF1-04. Augustine: The Writings Against the Manichaeans and Against the Donatists

NPNF1-04. Augustine: The Writings Against the Manichaeans and Against the Donatists

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CCEL
  • ISBN: 1610250516
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Yet, we ask God why he allows evil

Yet, we ask God why he allows evil

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Grace Goode
  • ISBN: N.A
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Evil Willie

Evil Willie

  • Author: Randel McGirr
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595486924
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 204
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Two things are true about most kids: They don't like going to school and they'd rather eat candy than vegetables! So, presented with the choice of being bossed around by parents and teachers or running away to work in a candy factory, it stands to reason that many kids would choose to run away. The children of the Nordtz family are presented with this basic dilemma when their father is transferred to a new job in a new town that happens to have the world famous Willie Wanker Candy Factory located in the middle of it! Evil Willie is the owner of a huge candy factory. He relies on child labor to produce his sweet confections. It is not difficult for him to attract more workers to run his factory and although he treats them well at first, he becomes more exploitative once new workers settle in. Although you might expect a candy-maker to treat children kindly, Evil Willie is more of a demanding dictator than a benevolent mentor of the children that work for him. Once Nordtz discovers that his children are missing, he does everything he can to find them. He calls the local police, but they aren't very helpful. He searches the streets of his new town. His wife contacts friends from their old neighborhood. How long will it take Nordtz to figure out that his children have run away to work at the candy factory? Will he be able to rescue his children from Evil Willie?

Truth, Reconciliation, and Evil

Truth, Reconciliation, and Evil

  • Author: Margaret Sönser Breen
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042019232
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 259
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Truth, Reconciliation, and Evil analyses evil in a variety of forms--as an unspeakable crime, a discursive or narrative force, a political byproduct, and an inevitable feature of warfare. The collection considers the forms of loss that the workings of evil exact, from the large-scale horror of genocide to the individual grief of a self-destructive homelessness. Finally, taken together, the fourteen essays that comprise this volume affirm that the undoing of evil--the moving beyond it through forgiveness and reconciliation--needs to occur within the context of community broadly defined, wherein individuals and groups can see beyond themselves and recognise in others a shared humanity and common cause. Truth, Reconciliation, and Evil consists of expanded versions of papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Evil and Wickedness, held in Prague in March 2003. The essays represent a variety of disciplinary approaches, including those of anthropology, linguistics, literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis.

Territories of Evil

Territories of Evil

  • Author: Nancy Billias
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042023694
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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Evil is not only an abstract concept to be analyzed intellectually, but a concrete reality that we all experience and wrestle with on an ongoing basis. To truly understand evil we must always approach it from both angles: the intellective and the phenomenological. This same assertion resounds through each of the papers in this volume, in which an interdisciplinary and international group (including nurses, psychologists, philosophers, professors of literature, history, computer studies, and all sorts of social science) presented papers on cannibalism, the Holocaust, terrorism, physical and emotional abuse, virtual and actual violence, and depravity in a variety of media, from film to literature to animé to the Internet. Conference participants discussed villains and victims, dictators and anti-heroes, from 921 AD to the present, and considered the future of evil from a number of theoretical perspectives. Personal encounters with evil were described and analyzed, from interviews with political leaders to the problems of locating and destroying land mines in previous war zones. The theme of responsibility and thinking for the future is very much at the heart of these papers: how to approach evil as a question to be explored, critiqued, interrogated, reflected upon, owned. The authors urge an attitude of openness to new interpretations, new perspectives, new understanding. This may not be a comfortable process; it may in fact be quite disturbing. But ultimately, it may be the only way forward towards a truly ethical response. The papers in this collection provide a wealth of food for thought on this most important question.

Fantasms

Fantasms

  • Author: Len Bailey
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429950099
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 304
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It's Danny Ray, "the best dang rodeo cowboy in Oklahoma," to the rescue once again. King Krystal of Elidor's beautiful daughter, Princess Amber, has been kidnapped by the evil Fantasms--monstrous beasts whose sole purpose is to rule the magical kingdom of Elidor and to spread sorrow and darkness throughout the land. But not if Danny Ray and his eccentric group of friends have anything to do with it! Imagine a world with seas of polished black and white marble squares sailed upon by immense chess pieces hundreds of feet high: rooks, bishops and queens powered by tiny furry Tantarrabobs and Zanoomies. Imagine this is the battleground where Danny Ray, Tuk (a hellwain devil), KarooKachoo (a dragonfly princess), Prince Blues, the Sultana Sumferi Sar, Captain Quigglewigg, Hoodie Crow and the White Lady must rescue Princess Amber and save the kingdom of Elidor from eternal darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.