Paul Ricoeur's Myths of Evil in Biblical Perspective

Frederick J. Gaiser

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1999

Issue: God and Evil (Vol. 19, No 4, Fall, 1999)

Each of Paul Ricoeur's four myths of evil—cosmogonic, Adamic, tragic, exiled soul—finds some support from biblical texts. Modern Christians will need to find a proper balance that makes sense also of the modern "myths" of natural causality and random chance.

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