This publication offers with primary and common problems with gift, punishment and forgiveness for the 1st time in a compact and accomplished means. previously those topics have obtained some distance too little realization in scholarly examine either of their personal correct and of their interrelationship. The scope of this learn is to offer them on the subject of the principles of our tradition. those and comparable concerns are taken care of essentially in the Hebrew Bible, utilizing the equipment of literary research. The centrality of those issues in all religions and all cultures has resulted, even if, in a comparative research, drawing recognition to the matter of terminology, the significance of Greek tradition for the ecu culture, and the fusion of Greek and Jewish-Christian cultures in our smooth philosophical and theological structures. This huge point of view indicates that the biblical personalist realizing of divine authority and of human righteousness or guilt presents the personalist key to the quest for reconciliation in a divided global.

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