David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Religious Studies 44 (4):457-464 (2008)
The dilemma of divine forgiveness suggests it is unreasonable to be comforted by the thought that God forgives acts that injure human victims. A plausible response to the dilemma suggests that the comfort derives from the belief that God’s forgiveness releases the wrongdoer from punishment for her misdeed. This response is shown to be flawed. A more adequate response is then developed out of the connection between forgiveness and reconciliation.
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