Source: (2003) In Carol A.L. Prager and Trudy Govier, Dilemmas of Reconciliation: Cases and Concepts. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Pp. 91-110.

In the next two sections, I progressively mine our pretheoretical understanding of reconciliation to arrive at a core concept that at the same time suggests a way in which reconciliation might be pursued rather than on punishment, and grounds a response to moral qualms provoked by the use of an unanalyzed conception of reconciliation. First, however, I want to situate my current project in relation to a particular religious conception of reconciliation. (excerpt)