Love's Mercifulness

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130256
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834181 | DOI:
 Love's Mercifulness

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The obligation to be merciful applies to poor and rich alike since mercy is distinguished from financial generosity. Material benevolence on the part of those who are well‐off is assumed – here the emphasis is on encouragement for those with few or no means. The relation between sympathy and imagination is explored.

Keywords: benevolence; generosity; imagination; mercy; sympathy

Chapter.  6385 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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