Engage: What Do We Do with Evil? #5

Read: “The Hidden Places of Deadness”

In the chapter entitled, “The World, the Flesh, and the Devil” Rohr introduced the threefold paradigm that describes how evil exists and acts. In this chapter he uses the paradigm again, this time to show where and how evil hides.

Evil is insidious. In fact, it often does not appear to be bad. It hides under the guise of goodness, benefit, etc. Rohr sums it up by writing, “The triumph of evil depends entirely on disguise.” (p. 43)

This is the longest chapter in the book, but also one of the most helpful, further confirming the message of the previous chapter–that one of the major difficulties in overcoming evil is that so many profit from it.

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 43 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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