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Evil
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1. The Problem

Encounters with manifestations of evil are among the most elementary of human experiences. Both in individual and in social life, the problem of evil arises in many forms, including evil deeds, life-threatening structures, and evil as naked power. Philosophy and religion in particular deal with evil, and also with action aimed at overcoming its manifestations. The definition of evil varies considerably. It depends upon the anthropological premise…

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Lochman, Jan Milič, “Evil”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E612>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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