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The Resource Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan

Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan

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Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea
Title
Before forgiveness
Title remainder
the origins of a moral idea
Statement of responsibility
David Konstan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, David Konstan argues that the modern concept of interpersonal forgiveness, in the full sense of the term, did not exist in ancient Greece and Rome. Even more startlingly, it is not fully present in the Hebrew Bible, nor again in the New Testament, or in the early Jewish and Christian commentaries on the Holy Scriptures. It would still be centuries-- many centuries-- before the idea of interpersonal forgiveness, with its accompanying ideas of apology, remorse, and a change of heart on the part of the wrongdoer, would emerge. For all its vast importance today in religion, law, politics, and psychotherapy, interpersonal forgiveness is creation of the 18th and 19th centuries, when the Christian concept of divine forgiveness was finally secularized. Forgiveness was God's province, and it took a revolution in thought to bring it to earth and make it a human trait"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Konstan, David
Dewey number
179/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1476
LC item number
.K66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness of sin
Label
Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
535491129
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780521199407
Lccn
2010013376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)535491129
Label
Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
535491129
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780521199407
Lccn
2010013376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)535491129

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