Its influence can be traced to two landmark empirical programs led by social psychologists in the s and early s: Milgram's Obedience to Authority research and Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment.
Third, group identity did not mean that people simply accepted their assigned position; instead, it empowered them to resist it. And why? If He asks and requires duties of us that are difficult for us to perform, looking at them naturally, He will give us power to accomplish them.
Because He possesses all righteousness, all power, and all wisdom. At root, the fundamental point is that tyranny does not flourish because perpetrators are helpless and ignorant of their actions. Augustine, who was himself such a man.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the perfect law of liberty. These are universal blessings, they are great and inestimable privileges which pertain to the gospel and to the plan of life and salvation, which are open and free to all on certain conditions, but which no persons beneath the heavens can enjoy, but through walking in the channel that God has marked out by which they can obtain them.
The evil man inflicts injury on himself; he would not do so, however, if he knew that evil is evil. In jest, and in Homeric language as well, what is the Platonic Socrates, if not-- [Greek words inserted here.
Nonetheless, the banality of evil became the dominant lateth-century explanation for the problem of mass atrocities.