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Love's Delight in Reconciliation

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/10.1093/0195130251.003.0015
 Love's Delight in Reconciliation

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Love attempts to restore broken bonds – our responsibility is to maintain and cultivate community. Reconciliation lacks the judicial sting of the category of forgiveness, but it nevertheless does not avoid the burden of confronting someone with the truth about their sin. Love does not entail self‐deception or deception of others.

Keywords: bonds; community; deception; reconciliation; responsibility; self‐deception; sin

Chapter.  4805 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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