Forgiving is a way of healing : theological approximations

Show simple item record Muller-Fahrenholz, Geiko 2011-01-11T10:01:04Z 2011-01-11T10:01:04Z 2000
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dc.description.abstract By interpreting a contemporary forgiveness story this article seeks to provide a fresh understanding of the classical penitential theology in "non-religious" terms (D Bonhoeffer). The "exegesis" of the story shows that forgiveness is a process of truthful encounter with the burdens of the past and of mutual liberation both for the perpetrator and for the victim in as much as it enables both sides to move beyond the bondage of past guilt and traumatization. Restitution and compensation are seen as an indispensable element in such a process, with the emphasis being not so much on "repairing" the past than on "preparing" a more just and harmonious way forward. en
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dc.identifier.citation Muller-Fahrenholz, G 2000, 'Forgiving is a way of healing : Theological approximations', HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 1009-1023. en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
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dc.publisher Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.rights Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Theological approximations en
dc.subject.lcsh Forgiveness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Healing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.title Forgiving is a way of healing : theological approximations en
dc.type Article en

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