Politics of Past Evil: Religion, Reconciliation, And the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

Politics of Past Evil: Religion, Reconciliation, And the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

by Daniel Philpott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268038902

ISBN-13: 9780268038908

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

"A great strength of this timely volume is its combination of a theological and philosophical accounting of reconciliation, with an empirically driven appreciation for how such reconciliation practices work out in the world of politics. Bringing together the insights of disparate disciplines on most any topic is always admirable, but more important in this

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"A great strength of this timely volume is its combination of a theological and philosophical accounting of reconciliation, with an empirically driven appreciation for how such reconciliation practices work out in the world of politics. Bringing together the insights of disparate disciplines on most any topic is always admirable, but more important in this case is that the topic under consideration in this book—reconciliation—demands such an interdisciplinary perspective. As such, it is likely to generate a good deal of interest in political science, history, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, and theology." —J. Christopher Soper, Pepperdine University
 
"Sentimentality threatens and undermines the work of reconciliation. So thank God we have this book of extraordinary essays on reconciliation and forgiveness. These essays show at once the hard yet crucial work that is reconciliation. Moreover, it is not work that simply takes place between people, but as these essays show, it can be the heart of politics. Indeed, these essays demonstrate that reconciliation is a politic that we cannot live without. The philosophical, theological, and political sophistication of these essays will make this book the book of record on issues of reconciliation and forgiveness." —Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School
 
What place does reconciliation have in the politics of transitions? What are the warrants for it? In this important new volume, Alan J. Torrance, David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Daniel Philpott draw on theology for their theoretical perspectives in answering these questions; A. James McAdams, Mark R. Amstutz, and Ronald A. Wells chart the path of reconciliation in Germany, Argentina, South Africa, and Northern Ireland. R. Scott Appleby offers a concluding essay. Their insights will interest a wide variety of readers, both scholars and generalists, both with and without theological commitments.  

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268038908
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Kroc Institute Series on Religion, Conflict, and Peace Building
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Beyond politics as usual : is reconciliation compatible with liberalism?11
Ch. 2The theological grounds for advocating forgiveness and reconciliation in the sociopolitical realm45
Ch. 3The place of forgiveness in the actions of the state87
Ch. 4Interfaith perspectives on reconciliation113
Ch. 5The double demands of reconciliation : the case of unified Germany127
Ch. 6Restorative justice, political forgiveness, and the possibility of political reconciliation151
Ch. 7Northern Ireland : a study of friendship, forgiveness, and reconciliation189
Conclusion : reconciliation and realism223

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