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God accepts a broken spirit and a contrite heart - Thoughts on penitence, forgiveness and reconciliation in Psalm 51

D J Human
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 26, No 1 | a215 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v26i1.215 | © 2005 D J Human | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 October 2005 | Published: 02 October 2005

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A concern with reconciliation amidst broken relationships permeates the religious discourse of human spirituality. In addition, in the history of Christian spirituality in particular, the role of penitence has been considered to be an integral part


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