Repentance: A Comparative Perspective / Edition 204

Repentance: A Comparative Perspective / Edition 204

by David E. Carney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847684717

ISBN-13: 9780847684717

Pub. Date: 06/12/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

There is no consensus about what someone who has violated society's rules must do in order to be fully restored to the community. Although repentance is a prominent idea in religions ranging from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to Buddhism and Hinduism, its use in civic culture is vague and inconsistent. For example, is remorse the same as repentance? Drawing from

Overview

There is no consensus about what someone who has violated society's rules must do in order to be fully restored to the community. Although repentance is a prominent idea in religions ranging from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to Buddhism and Hinduism, its use in civic culture is vague and inconsistent. For example, is remorse the same as repentance? Drawing from a variety of religious and civic perspectives, the renowned contributors to this book_from the fields of theology, philosophy, and the social sciences_offer a broad understanding of repentance and its many applications. The essays question the legitimacy of repentance as a religious concept for the civic culture, exploring the way in which the religious origins of repentance might both illuminate and facilitate our civic usage of the idea. Excellent for theologians, philosophers, moral ethicists, and anyone asking, ' Who deserves a second chance?'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847684717
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/12/1997
Series:
Rights & Responsibilities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Repentance and Forgiveness: A Christian Perspective Chapter 4 Godly Sorrow, Sorrow of the World: Some Christian Thoughts on Repentance Chapter 5 From Sacrifice to Sacrament: Repentance in a Christian Context Chapter 6 Repentance in Judaism Chapter 7 Fire in the Atman: Repentance in Hinduism Chapter 8 Repentance in the Islamic Tradition Chapter 9 Repentance, Punishment, and Mercy Chapter 10 Repentance in Criminal Procedure: The Ritual Affirmation of Community Chapter 11 Index

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