An article for Literature & Theology.
Miroslav Volf has provocatively argued that redemption necessitates forgetting (1996, 2006). Yet, Volf’s claims insufficiently consider the narratival configuration of memory. This essay utilises Paul Ricoeur’s work on mimesis in order to challenge Volf’s case for forgetting. The author advances Ricoeur’s philosophical description of forgiveness toward a theological account of divine forgiveness as re-narration, gift-giving funded by trinitarian abundance.