Volf: The Second Wave of Evil

“To triumph fully, evil needs two victories, not one. The first victory happens when an evil deed is perpetrated; the second victory, when evil is returned. After the first victory, evil would die if the second victory did not infuse it with new life.” – Miroslav Volf, The End of Memory, pg. 9

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2 comments

  1. Rustin

    I just posted this recently. It fits nicely:

    “The only way to overcome evil is to let it run itself to a standstill because it does not find the resistance it is looking for. Resistance merely creates further evil and adds fuel to the flames. But when evil meets no opposition and encounters no obstacle but only patient endurance, its sting is drawn, and at last it meets an opponent which is more than its match.”

    –Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

  2. paulhill

    Rustin, I saw this quote on your blog. It really hits the same point and I’m going to copy it on my blog for today. In light of the killing of Tiller it has a special timeliness.

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