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Tikkun Olam through Forgiveness and Promise


Tatman, L, Tikkun Olam through Forgiveness and Promise, Forgiveness: Promise, Possibility & Failure, Inter-Disciplinary Press, G Karabin and K Wigura (ed), Oxford, pp. 159-170. ISBN 9781848880559 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]


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This chapter is an exploration of the inseparable faculties of forgiveness and promise in the thought of Hannah Arendt. It focuses on the ways she demythologised certain religious practises and concepts in her political account of forgiveness and promise. Attention is drawn to her recommendation to engage in 'the secularisation of religious tradition,' and the similarities between elements of the Jewish mystical tradition, in particular the concept of tikkun olam, and her political theory are made explicit. This study reveals that there is much more at work and at stake in forgiveness and promise than just release from the past and shared commitment to the future.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:forgiveness, Hannah Arendt, tikkun olam, secularisation, religion
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy of religion
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Tatman, L (Dr Lucy Tatman)
ID Code:67385
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2011-03-03
Last Modified:2018-03-13
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