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”

“Judge not” and “Judge for yourselves” (O’Donovan, 2013)

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The presenting question about the category of judgment is its ambivalence: why is it an activity that we are sometimes warned against, sometimes encouraged to undertake? To begin with, we must make some
cursory observations on the scope of the term.