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REVIEW | Pondering the tricky business of forgiveness and redemption

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Forgiveness: An Exploration by Marina Cantacuzino. (Simon & Schuster)
Forgiveness: An Exploration by Marina Cantacuzino. (Simon & Schuster)

BOOK: Forgiveness: An Exploration by Marina Cantacuzino (Simon & Schuster)

Limping, crawling, lurching from one unresolved and unaccounted for injustice to another – that is a major feature of our society. On an individual level, hurt from broken friendships, heartbreaks, intimate violations, bullying teachers and brutal bosses leave many people with deep resentments that often go on to shape and even define their personalities. At the level of community, for ethnic, religious, and national groups and those of certain ideological persuasions, such hurts continue through generations and are experienced through structurally produced social phenomena that are visible in neighbourhoods with high unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, and abysmal levels of social cohesion.

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