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“What Is Forgiveness?”

Claassen, Ron
June 4, 2015

Source: (1996) Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies.

This is one in a series of papers on basic principles of restorative justice. Claassen claims that the biblical notion of forgiveness, which is a process, involves three key elements: recognizing the injustice (confession); restoring the equity (atonement); and clarifying future intentions (repentance).


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