Repentance (Book, 1997) []
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Author: Amitai Etzioni; David E Carney
Publisher: Oxford : Rowman & Littlefield, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Although a prominent concept in a variety of religions, the perceived role of repentance in modern society is vague and inconsistent. This book questions the legitimacy of repentance as a religious  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amitai Etzioni; David E Carney
ISBN: 0847684709 9780847684700 0847684717 9780847684717
OCLC Number: 1027371278
Description: 224 pages
Contents: Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Repentance and Forgiveness: A Christian Perspective Chapter 4 Godly Sorrow, Sorrow of the World: Some Christian Thoughts on Repentance Chapter 5 From Sacrifice to Sacrament: Repentance in a Christian Context Chapter 6 Repentance in Judaism Chapter 7 Fire in the Atman: Repentance in Hinduism Chapter 8 Repentance in the Islamic Tradition Chapter 9 Repentance, Punishment, and Mercy Chapter 10 Repentance in Criminal Procedure: The Ritual Affirmation of Community Chapter 11 Index
Responsibility: edited by Amitai Etzioni with David E. Carney.


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This is an engaging and provocative book which successfully provides the cultural and religious resources for a revived practice of repentance in contemporary civic society. Repentance is a wake-up Read more...

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