The dilemma of divine forgiveness

Pettigrove, G. (2008) The dilemma of divine forgiveness. Religious Studies, 44(04), p. 457. (doi:10.1017/S0034412508009542)

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Abstract

The dilemma of divine forgiveness suggests it is unreasonable to be comforted by the thought that God forgives acts that injure human victims. A plausible response to the dilemma claims that the comfort derives from the belief that God's forgiveness releases the wrongdoer from punishment for her misdeed. This response is shown to be flawed. A more adequate response is then developed out of the connection between forgiveness and reconciliation.

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:Religious Studies
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0034-4125
ISSN (Online):1469-901X
Published Online:06 November 2008

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