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Sin and Forgiveness

Kay Carmichael
Sin and Forgiveness

Sin and Forgiveness

Kay Carmichael

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Western attitudes to crime were in the past rooted in concepts of sin, and therefore of hopes for redemption and forgiveness. So what happens - to offenders and society as a whole - in a world where people no longer talk of sin but of evil. If hopes of redemption go too, will revenge take the place of forgiveness? Kay Carmichael explores these dilemmas in her book. She traces the stories of Myra Hindley, Mary Bell, Sarah Payne, James Bulger and his killers, comparing public responses to such crimes in various Western countries. Art and literature are examined for the light they throw on the evolution of our ideas about sin and forgiveness - from Rembrandt to Nathaniel Hawthorne, Samuel Becket, Dali and writings inspired by the Holocaust. Turning to our own day, Carmichael discusses the emergence of structural sins or iniquities in which we may all find ourselves involved* poverty, slavery, violence and war are her themes. Her analysis leaves her sceptical about many contemporary appeals for forgiveness, but hopeful about ideas of restorative justice.

- Publisher The author explores the issues of sin and forgiveness and the manner in which they connect with the idea of the absurd, or that which is devoid of purpose.

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About "Sin and Forgiveness"

Western attitudes to crime were in the past rooted in concepts of sin, and therefore of hopes for redemption and forgiveness. So what happens - to offenders and society as a whole - in a world where people no longer talk of sin but of evil. If hopes of redemption go too, will revenge take the place of forgiveness? Kay Carmichael explores these dilemmas in her book. She traces the stories of Myra Hindley, Mary Bell, Sarah Payne, James Bulger and his killers, comparing public responses to such crimes in various Western countries. Art and literature are examined for the light they throw on the evolution of our ideas about sin and forgiveness - from Rembrandt to Nathaniel Hawthorne, Samuel Becket, Dali and writings inspired by the Holocaust. Turning to our own day, Carmichael discusses the emergence of structural sins or iniquities in which we may all find ourselves involved* poverty, slavery, violence and war are her themes. Her analysis leaves her sceptical about many contemporary appeals for forgiveness, but hopeful about ideas of restorative justice.
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The author explores the issues of sin and forgiveness and the manner in which they connect with the idea of the absurd, or that which is devoid of purpose.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction; Narratives Of A Modern Dilemma; Responses To Sin And Forgiveness In Art And Literature; The Move To A Contemporary View Of Sin; Contemporary Perspectives On Forgiveness; The Persistence And Intensification Of Structural Sin; How Do We Live Together?; Final Conclusions.

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  • Catalogue Code 199842
  • Product Code 075463406X
  • EAN 9780754634065
  • Pages 188
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Salvation
  • Publisher Ashgate-gower Asia Pacific
  • Publication Date Nov 2003
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.323kg

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