On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?

On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?

by Richard Holloway


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'Full of human wisdom, this is a psychologically acute and absorbing approach to a very important subject' PHILIP PULLMAN

In this inspiring work, Richard Holloway tackles the great theme of forgiveness. One of the most important books on this essential topic, On Forgiveness draws on the great philosophers and writers such as Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida and Nelson Mandela. Both timely and a timeless modern classic, On Forgiveness is a pertinent and fascinating discourse on how forgiveness works, where it came from and how the need to embrace it is greater than ever if we are to free ourselves from the binds of the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782116288
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: Canons Series , #33
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His books include On Forgiveness , Looking in the Distance , Godless Morality , Doubts and Loves , Between the Monster and the Saint and Leaving Alexandria , which won the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013. Richard Holloway has written for many newspapers in Britain, including The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and the Scotsman. He has also presented many series for BBC television and radio.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Religion without Religion 1

2 Reclaiming the Future 15

3 Managing the Chaos 39

4 Redeeming the Chaos 63

Notes 93

Bibliography 96

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