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Love's Forgiveness

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130256
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834181 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130251.003.0012
 Love's Forgiveness

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Love covers up the sins of others – by refusing to look for them, by silence, and by mitigating explanation. In forgiveness one still sees the sin of another, so one does not engage in self‐deception. Love “forgets” the sin of another by refusing to let it hinder the relationship. The end of forgiveness is social reconciliation.

Keywords: explanation; forgiveness; mitigating; reconciliation; relationship; self‐deception

Chapter.  5483 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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