It is high time that we expose the common reduction of evil to a mere infringement of the moral law as a trivialization from which evil profits. A gradation of evil, yet to be developed, must certainly proceed from this insight which, to be sure, is given only on the basis of the experience of reconciliation: anything that renders problematic being as a being-together deserves to be called evil. The tendency toward a lack of rationality, beginning in a misuse of the relational richness of life, finds its terrible consummation in death’s perfect lack of relationality.
– Jüngel, Eberhard. Toward the Heart of the Matter, Christian Century (Series: “How my Mind has Changed”), July 15, 1990. Tr. P. Capetz.