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Love and forgiveness for a more just world / edited by Hent de Vries and Nils F. Schott.

Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.
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Book
1 online resource (258 p.)
Series:
Religion, culture, and public life.
Religion, Culture, and Public Life
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Subjects:
Love -- Philosophy.
Forgiveness.
Conduct of life.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
One can love and not forgive or out of love decide not to forgive. Or one can forgive but not love, or choose to forgive but not love the ones forgiven. Love and forgiveness follow parallel and largely independent paths, a truth we fail to acknowledge when we pressure others to both love and forgive. Individuals in conflict, sparring social and ethnic groups, warring religious communities, and insecure nations often do not need to pursue love and forgiveness to achieve peace of mind and heart. They need to remain attentive to the needs of others, an alertness that prompts either love or forgiveness to respond. By reorienting our perception of these enduring phenomena, the contributors to this volume inspire new applications for love and forgiveness in an increasingly globalized and no longer quite secular world. With contributions by the renowned French philosophers Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion, the poet Haleh Liza Gafori, and scholars of religion (Leora Batnitzky, Nils F. Schott, Hent de Vries), psychoanalysis (Albert Mason, Orna Ophir), Islamic and political philosophy (Sari Nusseibeh), and the Bible and literature (Regina Schwartz), this anthology reconstructs the historical and conceptual lineage of love and forgiveness and their fraught relationship over time. By examining how we have used-and misused-these concepts, the authors advance a better understanding of their ability to unite different individuals and emerging groups around a shared engagement for freedom and equality, peace and solidarity.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments
HUMAN ALERT. Concepts and Practices of Love and Forgiveness / Vries, Hent de / Schott, Nils F.
1. ORANGE ALERT / Gafori, Haleh Liza
2. WHAT LOVE KNOWS / Marion, Jean-Luc
3. UNPOWER. An Interview with Hugues Choplin / Marion, Jean-Luc
4. REVENGE, FORGIVENESS, AND LOVE / Schwartz, Regina M.
5. LOVE AND LAW. Some Thoughts on Judaism and Calvinism / Batnitzky, Leora
6. "A MOTHER TO ALL". Love and the Institution of Community in Augustine / Schott, Nils F.
7. LOOKING EVIL IN THE EYE/I. The Interminable Work of Forgiveness / Ophir, Orna
8. BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG. An Exploration of Justice and Forgiveness / Mason, Albert
9. REMARKS ON LOVE / Derrida, Jacques
10. TO FORGIVE. The Unforgivable and the Imprescriptible / Derrida, Jacques
11. THOUGHTS ON LOVE / Nusseibeh, Sari
12. THE PASSIONATE UTTERANCE OF LOVE / Vries, Hent de
Suggested Reading
Contributors
Index
Backmatter
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Vries, Hent de, editor.
ISBN:
0-231-54012-4
OCLC:
979628955
Publisher Number:
10.7312/de-v17022 doi