Forgiveness without God?

Pettigrove, G. (2012) Forgiveness without God? Journal of Religious Ethics, 40(3), pp. 518-544. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9795.2012.00534.x)

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Abstract

Of the many forgiveness-related questions that she takes up in her novels, the one with which Iris Murdoch wrestles most often is the question, “Is forgiveness possible without God?” The aim of this essay is to show, in the first instance, why the question Murdoch persistently raises is a question worth asking. Alongside this primary aim stands a secondary one, which is to consider how one might glean moral insights from the Christian tradition even if one does not (any longer) endorse its theological commitments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pettigrove, Professor Glen
Authors: Pettigrove, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Journal of Religious Ethics
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0384-9694
ISSN (Online):1467-9795
Published Online:23 July 2012

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