While agreeing with the claim that to remember a wrongdoing is to struggle against it, Volf notes that there are too many ways to remember wrongly, perpetuating the evil committed rather than guarding against it. In this way, the just sword of memory often severs the very good it seeks to defend. He argues that remembering rightly has implications not only for the individual but also for the wrongdoer and for the larger community.
Volfs personal stories of persecution offer a compelling backdrop for his search for theological resources to make memories a wellspring of healing rather than a source of deepening pain and animosity. Controversial, thoughtful, and incisively reasoned, "The End of Memory" begins a conversation hard to ignore.
- ISBN-13: 9780802829894
- ISBN-10: 0802829899
- Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
- Publish Date: February 2007
- Page Count: 244
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds