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Bibil Identifier bibil:227056
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Ancient Forgiveness
Title (English, ) Classical, Judaic, and Christian
Title (French, Abbreviation) Ancient Forgiveness
Editor Griswold, Charles L.
Editor Konstan, David
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 90602
Place 87.09(082)
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge et al.
ISBN 978-0-521-11948-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
260 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In this book, eminent scholars of classical antiquity and ancient and medieval Judaism and Christianity explore the nature and place of forgiveness in the pre-modern Western world. They discuss whether the concept of forgiveness, as it is often understood today, was absent, or at all events more restricted in scope than has been commonly supposed, and what related ideas (such as clemency or reconciliation) may have taken the place of forgiveness. An introductory chapter reviews the conceptual territory of forgiveness and illuminates the potential breadth of the idea, enumerating the important questions a theory of the subject should explore. The following chapters examine forgiveness in the contexts of classical Greece and Rome; the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, and Moses Maimonides; and the New Testament, the Church Fathers, and Thomas Aquinas. (Editor's abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Forgiveness
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Forgiveness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
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