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Although a prominent concept in a variety of religions, the perceived role of repentance in modern society is vague and inconsistent. This book questions the legitimacy of repentance as a religious concept today, and explores the ways in which its origins might facilitate civic usage of the idea.
Print Book, English, 1997
Rowman & Littlefield, Oxford, 1997
224 pages
9780847684700, 9780847684717, 0847684709, 0847684717
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Repentance and Forgiveness: A Christian Perspective Chapter 4 Godly Sorrow, Sorrow of the World: Some Christian Thoughts on Repentance Chapter 5 From Sacrifice to Sacrament: Repentance in a Christian Context Chapter 6 Repentance in Judaism Chapter 7 Fire in the Atman: Repentance in Hinduism Chapter 8 Repentance in the Islamic Tradition Chapter 9 Repentance, Punishment, and Mercy Chapter 10 Repentance in Criminal Procedure: The Ritual Affirmation of Community Chapter 11 Index