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Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199841363
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950003 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0011
Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning

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This chapter provides a critical review of Charles Griswold’s book, Forgiveness. Griswold tries to provide a classical philosophical analysis of the concept: necessary and sufficient conditions. His analysis is criticized and the role of a religious perspective on forgiveness is discussed. Finally, the virtue of forgiveness is explored.

Keywords: forgiveness; philosophical analysis; virtue; secular and religious approaches; legalism; justification

Chapter.  5600 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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