book launch: ‘love’s forgiveness’

online 19 nov 2020

date: 19 november 2020
time: 8:00pm aest
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The Institute for Ethics & Society is delighted to host an online book launch for love’s forgiveness: kierkegaard, resentment, humility, and hope (oup) by ies director, professor john lippitt.

published by oxford university press, love’s forgiveness explores key questions raised by recent philosophers of forgiveness, and connects their discussions with new testament passages on forgiveness and reflections from the christian tradition, especially in the writings of kierkegaard. the book draws on philosophy, theology, memoirs, and fiction to argue for a view of forgiveness as a 'work of love', and shows the connections between forgiveness and such qualities as humility and hope.

the launch will include an address by john, as well as guests:

john lippitt is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Ethics & Society at the university of notre dame australia. His research for Love's Forgiveness was supported by a Leverhulme Trust Major research Fellowship (2018–2020).

christopher cordner, associate professor of philosophy at the university of melbourne and author of ethical encounter: the depth of moral meaning, will give a response to the book on the night.

c. stephen evans, university professor of philosophy and humanities at baylor university, and currently directing a three-year us$2 million templeton religion trust grant on ‘accountability as a virtue’, will also offer brief comments via video on the book.

The launch starts at 8pm and will conclude with an interactive Q&A time.

to register and receive the zoom meeting link, please email