Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

2016.05.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hent de Vries and Nils F. Schott (eds.), Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World, Columbia University Press, 2015, 243pp.,
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2016.05.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hent de Vries and Nils F. Schott (eds.), Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World, Columbia University Press, 2015, 243pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231170222. Reviewed by Jeffrey Hanson, Australian Catholic University There is an interesting and important philosophical discussion underway today on the topic of forgiveness, but this book makes little original contribution to it. The essays collected are not all to do with love and forgiveness (some are on the former, some on the latter, some have little to do with either), have their origin in a conference, and betray signs of this beginning. The editors signal in their introduction that If there were any one key idea that we seek to convey with the following essays, it is this: our (need for) alertness toward love and forgiveness in their often downright painful ambiguity, their connection (historically, conceptually, and practically speaking) as well as. . .

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