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Author Allers, Christopher R
Title Forgiveness in Perspective
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (224 pages)
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Series At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries Ser
At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries Ser
Note Intro -- Forgiveness in Perspective -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Putting Forgiveness in Perspective: Some First Words, No Last Word -- PART I Forgiveness between Past and Future -- Forgiveness: A Quiet Assault on the Malicious -- Undoing What Has Been Done: Arendt and Levinas on Forgiveness -- Forgiving Grave Wrongs -- PART II The Right to Forgive -- Moral Bystanders and the Virtue of Forgiveness -- If God Cannot Forgive, What Becomes of Harmony? The Strength of a Victim's Moral Prerogative Not to Forgive -- PART III Forgiveness and the Judeo-Christian Tradition -- From the Religious to the Political Apology: How the Religious Prehistory of Apology Makes Sense of Collective Responsibility -- In Search of Forgiveness: Men and Abortion in PostCatholic Ireland -- PART IV Narratives of Forgiveness -- Reconciling Irreconcilable Differences Through Forgiveness -- Prisoners and Forgiveness -- The Community Response To Violence: Do Rituals Of Healing Support Forgiveness?
Amidst the cacophony of claims made about forgiveness, this book serves to aid in an effort to put "forgiveness in perspective." Marieke Smit and Christopher R. Allers have collected here ten essays written by twelve authors from around the world and across the disciplinary spectrum including philosophers, practitioners, psychologists, literary theorists, and prison chaplains. All the essays offer a perspective on forgiveness and put forgiveness in perspective whether by tracing what forgiveness "is," how this religious inheritance is worked out in our secularizing societies, how forgiveness works in our quotidian experience, or a particular manifestation in a particular context such as marriage, prison, or after an abortion, to name a few. The multi-disciplinary character of this book provides a multi-disciplinary appeal as well as a resource to enlarge one's own perspective on this perplexing, enigmatic, and wonderfully complex concept of forgiveness
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Allers, Christopher R. Forgiveness in Perspective Amsterdam : BRILL,c2010 9789042029958
Subject Forgiveness.;Hostility (Psychology)
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Alt Author Smit, Marieke
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