Responding to Evil
The issue of “How ought one respond to evil?” is a gray area for many. Depending on the gravity of wrongdoing incurred, response to evil differs in each individual. In American society, the majority believe in Judeo-Christianity ethics, thus, that society highly respects the idea of forgiveness as an important moral value. However, it is this same society that supports unusual harsh mechanisms of criminal punishment. This chapter aims to provide a philosophical overview on the book's exploration of the nature and value of revenge, forgiveness, repentance, and the role of religious values over it.
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