In Response: Forgiveness & Forgetting (Hauerwas, 1980)

It is rightfully our task to “never forget,” but I think we cannot discharge that task if we never forgive. For without forgiveness our memories are clouded by hate, vengeance, and/or denial. Therefore my call for Christians to learn how to be forgiven – forgiven even for a reality as horrible as the Holocaust – was meant to insure that we do not forget what happened there

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