Admiral of Morality: N.T. Wright: "The Power of Forgiveness"

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

N.T. Wright: "The Power of Forgiveness"

"The power of forgiveness is precisely that it enables both God and God's people to avoid the imposition of other people's evil," says N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham, in his new book, Evil and the Justice of God.

Reviewing it in the Christian Century, Samuel Wells, dean of the chapel at Duke University and research professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School, writes, "This seems to me exactly right. Forgiveness is about power—it not only sets free the sinner from the burden of guilt but also sets free victims from being forever defined by what has hurt them."

The review is a very fine one. Read it all at The Christian Century.

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