The Resource Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan

Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan

Label
Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea
Title
Before forgiveness
Title remainder
the origins of a moral idea
Statement of responsibility
David Konstan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, David Konstan argues that the modern concept of interpersonal forgiveness, in the full sense of the term, did not exist in ancient Greece and Rome. Even more startlingly, it is not fully present in the Hebrew Bible, nor again in the New Testament, or in the early Jewish and Christian commentaries on the Holy Scriptures. It would still be centuries-- many centuries-- before the idea of interpersonal forgiveness, with its accompanying ideas of apology, remorse, and a change of heart on the part of the wrongdoer, would emerge. For all its vast importance today in religion, law, politics, and psychotherapy, interpersonal forgiveness is creation of the 18th and 19th centuries, when the Christian concept of divine forgiveness was finally secularized. Forgiveness was God's province, and it took a revolution in thought to bring it to earth and make it a human trait"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Konstan, David
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1476
LC item number
.K66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness of sin
  • Pardon
  • Religion et morale
  • Forgiveness
  • Verzeihung
  • Versöhnung
  • Kirchenväter
  • Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness of sin
  • Forgiveness
  • Christentum
  • Judentum
  • Verzeihung
  • Versöhnung
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
  • Griechenland
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-184) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. What is forgiveness?; 2. Before forgiveness: Greeks and Romans on guilt and innocence; 3. Did they forgive? Greek and Roman narratives of reconciliation; 4. Divine absolution: the Hebrew and Christian bibles; 5. Humility and repentance: the church fathers; 6. Enter forgiveness: the self transformed
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 192 p.
Isbn
9780521199407
Lccn
2010013376
Other control number
40018249920
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535491129
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491129
Label
Before forgiveness : the origins of a moral idea, David Konstan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-184) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. What is forgiveness?; 2. Before forgiveness: Greeks and Romans on guilt and innocence; 3. Did they forgive? Greek and Roman narratives of reconciliation; 4. Divine absolution: the Hebrew and Christian bibles; 5. Humility and repentance: the church fathers; 6. Enter forgiveness: the self transformed
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 192 p.
Isbn
9780521199407
Lccn
2010013376
Other control number
40018249920
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535491129
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491129

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...