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Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Hent de Vries and Nils Schott


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 forgiv ... More

Keywords: Love, Forgiveness, Concept, Practice, solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170222
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hent de Vries, editor
Johns Hopkins University

Nils Schott, editor

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