James F. Clarke (essay date 1855)
SOURCE: "James on the Nature of Evil," in The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany, Vol. LIX, No. 1, July, 1855, pp. 116-36.
[In the following review of The Nature of Evil, Clarke examines James's doctrine of evil, finding the author's theories inadequately developed and therefore impossible to comprehend, and concluding that James ultimately fails to solve "the problem of evil. "]
[The Nature of Evil] is a remarkable book by a remarkable man. Mr. James is remarkable because he combines, in no small degree, the qualities of a seer, a metaphysician, and a poet. His spiritual insight, or intuitive glance at spiritual realities, is penetrating,...
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