Historical theologian Robert L. Calhoun had mythic status as a lecturer at Yale Divinity School—even unbelievers attended his courses on Christian theology—but he didn’t publish much. George Lindbeck has done us a great favor by editing and publishing Calhoun’s lectures on the history of Christian doctrine. Lindbeck’s introduction provides perspective on Calhoun’s theology.
What is forgiveness, and is it always possible? Are there times when it is unwise? Is it even feasible when someone refuses to repent? These are some of the questions James Voiss takes up in his astute analysis of forgiveness.