Rethinking Christian Forgiveness (Paperback)

Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Explorations

By James K. Voiss Sj, James K. Voiss

Michael Glazier Books, 9780814680605, 448pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2015

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Description

Is there such a thing as "Christian Forgiveness"? Christians speak as though there is. But what would it be? How would it differ from forgiveness as a basic human enactment? And if there is a distinctive Christian forgiveness, what might it have to say to our world today? To answer these questions, the present work traverses three distinctive intellectual landscapes-continental philosophy, Anglo-American moral philosophy, and psychology-to establish a phenomenology of forgiving before turning to contemporary Christian literature. The multilayered dialogue that ensues challenges the assumptions of contemporary approaches-secular and Christian-and invites the reader to rethink the meaning of Christian forgiveness.