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David R. Blumenthal - The Banality of Good and Evil - 9780878407156 - V9780878407156
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The Banality of Good and Evil

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Description for The Banality of Good and Evil Paperback. People who helped exterminate Jews during the shoah (Hebrew for "holocaust") often claimed that they only did what was expected of them. Intrigued by hearing the same response from individuals who rescued Jews, the author proposes that the notion of ordinariness used to characterize Nazi evil is equally applicable to goodness. Series: Moral Traditions Series. Num Pages: 336 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HPQ; HRJ; JFSR1; JMAL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 153 x 17. Weight in Grams: 462.
People who helped exterminate Jews during the shoah (Hebrew for "holocaust") often claimed that they only did what was expected of them. Intrigued by hearing the same response from individuals who rescued Jews, David R. Blumenthal proposes that the notion of ordinariness used to characterize Nazi evil is equally applicable to goodness. In this provocative book, Blumenthal develops a new theory of human behavior that identifies the social and psychological factors that foster both good and evil behavior. Drawing on lessons primarily from the shoah but also from well-known obedience and altruism experiments, My Lai, and the civil rights movement, ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1999
Publisher
Georgetown University Press United States
Number of pages
336
Condition
New
Series
Moral Traditions Series
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
Washington, DC, United States
ISBN
9780878407156
SKU
V9780878407156
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About David R. Blumenthal
David R. Blumenthal is Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion at Emory University. Among his numerous other books are God at the Center (Harper & Row, 1988/Jason Aronson, 1994) and Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest (Westminster/John Knox, 1993).

Reviews for The Banality of Good and Evil
Learned, eloquent, and engaging. Ethics Blumenthal has written an unusually well reasoned, well researched, and well presented book involving his post-Holocaust moral and religious reflections on preventing future genocides ... Blumenthal's effort to integrate his science-based findings about values with selected prosocial teachings in Judaism and to commend this approach for those of other faiths adds a traditional richness to ... Read more

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