Towards a Theology of Forgiving and Forgetting (I)

Posted May 1, 2017 11:23 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Readers may recall that I spent a good bit of time last summer reflecting on David Rieff’s book. His is one of several recent treatments of the power and importance of forgetting–Manuel Cruz being the author of another significant coterminous study reviewed here and some possible applications of it discussed here.Just before either book appeared, there was a collection of academic articles published under the editorship of Hartmut von Sass and Johannes Zachhuber, Forgiving and Forgetting: Theology and the Margins of Soteriology (Mohr Siebeck, 2015), viii +225pp.About this collection the publisher tells us:Forgiveness has traditionally been associated with a duty to remember in order for

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