Like Gingrich, he is a convert and a thrice-married sinner engaged continually in confession and absolution.
Revising the second novel, Fallen Land, after the reviews were out for absolution made it a much less overwhelming process.
What drew you to South Africa as the setting for absolution?
"remission, forgiveness," c.1200, from Old French absolucion, earlier assolucion, from Latin absolutionem (nominative absolutio) "completion, acquittal," noun of action from past participle stem of absolvere "to absolve" (see absolve). Originally of sins; in general use from c.1400.