Forgiveness And Truth

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An international group of theologians considers the importance of forgiveness and truth in the modern world. Dogmatic and practical theological themes are addressed, including Christology and atonement, forgiving abusive parents, the economics of forgiveness, forgiveness in Northern Ireland and shame, sin, and guilt. Contributors include Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Peter Selby, Christopher Jones, Fraser Watts, Peter Sedgwick, Jane Craske, Todd Pokrifka-Joe, Nico Schreurs, ...

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Overview

An international group of theologians considers the importance of forgiveness and truth in the modern world. Dogmatic and practical theological themes are addressed, including Christology and atonement, forgiving abusive parents, the economics of forgiveness, forgiveness in Northern Ireland and shame, sin, and guilt. Contributors include Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Peter Selby, Christopher Jones, Fraser Watts, Peter Sedgwick, Jane Craske, Todd Pokrifka-Joe, Nico Schreurs, Alwyn Thompson, and David Self.

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Dr. Alistair McFadyen is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, England.

Dr. Alistair McFayden is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, UK. Dr. Michael Sarot is Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at the University of Utrecht.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 Jesus Christ the Forgiven Christology, Atonement and Forgiveness 15
3 Loosing and Binding: The Liturgical Mediation of Forgiveness 31
4 Shame, Sin and Guilt 53
5 Forgiving Abusive Parents: Psychological and Theological Considerations 71
6 The Merciful Economy 99
7 Forgiveness and Our Awareness of Truth 119
8 Forgiveness in Context 125
9 Truth and Reconciliation: Is Radical Openness a Condition for Reconcilitation? 131
10 Forgiveness and the Political Process in Northern Ireland 139
11 A Feminist Ethics of Forgiveness 145
12 Enfolding the Dark 157
13 Probing the Relationship between Divine and Human Forgiveness in Matthew: Hearing a Neglected Voice in the Canon 165
14 May God Forgive? 173
15 Forgiveness in the Twentieth Century: A Review of the Literature, 1901-2001 181
List of Contributors 219
Index of Names 221
Index of Subjects 225
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