Where religion Confuses Yet Faith Gives Hope:Conflict resolution in Northern ireland

Derick Wilson

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    Abstract

    Memory is not a mere repository for past events. This was Henri Bergson’s fundamental claim about consciousness. In distinguishing our psychic constitution by its sense of the past, Bergson differentiates our perception of time from a process in which one instant merely replaces another. While Bergson cast his ideas in terms of the biological sciences, his analysis did not neglect the moral impulse that accompanies the condensation of history with which we continuously live. Classifying human existence in this way bears on ethical and political questions. How such questions can plague the memory of a people and the entire human community is addressed in Justice and the Politics of Memory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-140
    JournalJustice and the Politics of Memory
    Volume33
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • Reconciliation
    • Equity
    • Diversity
    • Interdependence
    • Ethnic Frontier
    • Faith Communities
    • Social Justice
    • Conflict resolution
    • Northern Ireland

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    Wilson, D. (2003). Where religion Confuses Yet Faith Gives Hope:Conflict resolution in Northern ireland. Justice and the Politics of Memory, 33, 119-140.