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Title Forgiveness in perspective / edited by Christopher R. Allers and Marieke Smit
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 206 pages)
Series At the interface/Probing the boundaries, 1570-7113 ; vol. 66
At the interface/probing the boundaries ; vol. 66
Contents Introduction : putting forgiveness in perspective : some first words, no last word / Christopher R. Allers and Marieke Smit -- Forgiveness : a quiet assault on the malicious / Steve Larocco -- Undoing what has been done : Arendt and Levinas on forgiveness / Christopher R. Allers -- Forgiving grave wrongs / Alisa L. Carse and Lynne Tirrell -- Moral bystanders and the virtue of forgiveness / Linda Radzik -- If God cannot forgive, what becomes of harmony? : the strength of a victim's moral prerogative not to forgive / Regan Lance Reitsma -- From the religious to the political apology : how the religious prehistory of apology makes sense of collective responsibility / Danielle Celermajer -- In search of forgiveness : men and abortion in post-Catholic Ireland / Fergus Hogan -- Reconciling irreconcilable differences through forgiveness / Carla S. Ross -- Prisoners and forgiveness / Marieke Smit -- The community response to violence : do rituals of healing support forgiveness? / Barbara Flood and Christina Tomacic-Niaros
Summary 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 w
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Subject Forgiveness.
Hostility (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
Author Smit, Marieke.
ISBN 1282643037
9042029951
904202996X (e-book)
9781282643031
9789042029958
9789042029965 (e-book)