Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (1):83-102 (1999)

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James Wetzel
Villanova University
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Consider that forgiveness is always given ahead of time. Set within a moral context, this claim is apt to sound suspect, as it seems to invite transgression and all manner of immoral indulgence. When the context shifts to one of religious possibility, however, the claim can be read to entertain a redemptive anachronism: a memory of future innocence. The author examines forgiveness in both contexts and makes a case for the religious possibility
Keywords Anselm  moralism  sin  moral skepticism  forgiveness  redemption  incarnation
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DOI 10.1111/0384-9694.00006
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