Eric Reitan Reflects on Death of Osama Bin Laden, Enlightening the Concepts of Justice and Forgiveness

Eric Reitan is a professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University.  He wrote for Religion Dispatches this essay entitled Beyond Retribution: Bin Laden’s Death in its Cosmic Context.  It helped me better appreciate how justice and forgiveness work together.  When it comes to a hard case like Osama Bin Laden, we definitely need help.  However, the real value of the essay for me was not the focus on OBL, but rather the light it shed on how I can experience God’s forgiveness for my own sins.

I first learned of Eric through Randal Rauser’s blog.

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