Forgiveness and Christian Ethics

Cambridge University Press (2007)
Abstract
What does it mean to forgive? The answer is widely assumed to be self-evident but critical analysis quickly reveals the complexities of the subject. Forgiveness has traditionally been the preserve of Christian theology, though in the last half century - and at an accelerating pace - psychologists, lawyers, politicians and moral philosophers have all been making an important contribution to questions about and our understanding of the subject. Anthony Bash offers a vigorous restatement of the Christian view of forgiveness in critical dialogue with those both within and without the Christian tradition. Forgiveness is a much more complicated subject than many theologians recognize. Bash explores the relevance of the theoretical discussion of the topic to recent events such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, post-Holocaust trials, the aftermath of 9/11 and July 7 and various high-profile criminal cases
Keywords Forgiveness Christianity  Christian ethics
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Call number BV4647.F55.B38 2007
ISBN(s) 9780521878807   0521147778
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Anthony Bash (2013). Did Jesus Discover Forgiveness? Journal of Religious Ethics 41 (3):382-399.
Daniel Philpott (2013). The Justice of Forgiveness. Journal of Religious Ethics 41 (3):400-416.
Glen Pettigrove (2012). Forgiveness Without God? Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (3):518-544.
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