Source: (2001) Lion & Lamb 31 (Winter). Belfast, Northern Ireland: Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland.
In this paper Patrick Mitchel writes in response to Gregory JonesÃ¢Â€Â™s work on forgiveness. Mitchel focuses on how much forgiveness needs to be embodied in Northern Ireland with its deep and painful divisions. In particular he considers JonesÃ¢Â€Â™s perspective on the Ã¢Â€Âœburden of memoriesÃ¢Â€? and the significance of this burden for the people of Northern Ireland, where memories of both victims and perpetrators remain largely unredeemed. Michel, building on JonesÃ¢Â€Â™s ideas and using an example from South Africa, reflects on the nature and potential of forgiveness for Christians in Northern Ireland, as well as for the general society.
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