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By Konstan

ISBN-10: 0521199409

ISBN-13: 9780521199407

ISBN-10: 1107680204

ISBN-13: 9781107680203

during this ebook, David Konstan argues that the trendy idea of interpersonal forgiveness, within the complete feel of the time period, didn't exist in old Greece and Rome. much more startlingly, it isn't totally found in the Hebrew Bible, nor back within the New testomony, or within the early Jewish and Christian commentaries at the Holy Scriptures. it can nonetheless be centuries - many centuries - earlier than the assumption of interpersonal forgiveness, with its accompanying rules of apology, regret, and a metamorphosis of center at the a part of the offender, may emerge. For all its big significance this present day in faith, legislation, politics, and psychotherapy, interpersonal forgiveness is a construction of the 18th and nineteenth centuries, while the Christian proposal of divine forgiveness was once eventually secularised. Forgiveness was once God's province, and it took a revolution in proposal to deliver it to earth and make it a human trait.

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