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The Significance of Religious Experience$
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Howard Wettstein

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199841363

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001

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Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning

Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning

(p.190) 11 Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning
The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a critical review of Charles Griswold’s book, Forgiveness. Griswold tries to provide a classical philosophical analysis of the concept: necessary and sufficient conditions. His analysis is criticized and the role of a religious perspective on forgiveness is discussed. Finally, the virtue of forgiveness is explored.

Keywords:   forgiveness, philosophical analysis, virtue, secular and religious approaches, legalism, justification

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