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Does restorative justice need a new theology of forgiveness?

Shaw, Robert
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Justice Reflections. Issue. 29: JR 203

It did not take me long to realise that his is a particularly unhelpful doctrine, partly because it would condemn me to years of not being able completely to forgive people who refused to repent and partly because I did not meet any fellow prisoner, guilty or innocent, who subscribed to this doctrine; it simply did not match their experience of forgiveness. So I began a search to try and understand the true nature of Christian forgiveness. (excerpt)


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