Exploring Forgiveness Book

Exploring Forgiveness

  • Author : Robert D. Enright
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1998-05-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299157739

Exploring Forgiveness Excerpt :

Pioneers in the study of forgiveness, Robert Enright and Joanna North have compiled a collection of twelve essays ranging from a first-person account of the mother of a murdered child to an assessment of the United States’ post-war reconciliations with Germany and Vietnam. This book explores forgiveness in interpersonal relationships, family relationships, the individual and society relationship, and international relations through the eyes of philosophers and educators as well as a psychologist, police chief-turned-minister, law professor, sociologist, psychiatrist, social worker, and theologian.

Incredible Forgiveness Book

Incredible Forgiveness

  • Author : Didier Pollefeyt
  • Publisher : Peeters Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9042913177

Incredible Forgiveness Excerpt :

Christian ethics is threatened today by two opposite dangers: on the one hand, violence by moral and religious fanatics and on the other hand, too-easy forgiveness and cheap grace. The main challenge of Christian ethics in the present context is how it can invite people to react powerfully against moral evil without becoming fanatical on the one hand, and how it can bring the Christian message of forgiveness and reconciliation without creating in people an attitude of moral indolence on the other hand. Such questions call for a wrestling with the dilemmas between justice and forgiveness. It also asks for dealing with tensions like taking the perspective of victims and of perpetrators and choosing between remembrance of the past and a common hope for the future. In eight contributions, internationally recognised scholars in the field of Christian ethics offer ways to approach this tension and to integrate both moral passion and mercy. Topics such as tolerance, radicalism, terrorism, forgiveness, non-violence, etc. are discussed from a Christian moral viewpoint. In a world so deeply shaken by forms of immense individual and collective evil, these are very delicate yet pressing matters. Readers will find in this book new perspectives to deal with these moral dilemmas and tensions in such a way that Christian ethics does not cool down into moral mediocrity nor become inflamed into moral terror, but can place itself in the service of justice and peace.

Forgiveness  Reconciliation  and Moral Courage Book

Forgiveness Reconciliation and Moral Courage

  • Author : Robert L. Browning
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 0802827748

Forgiveness Reconciliation and Moral Courage Excerpt :

This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. This series contributes to the growing discipline of practical theology by providing frontline scholarship on major topics in the field, with an emphasis on the emerging international discussion. Written by expert scholars known worldwide, these volumes will be of interest to pastors, students of theology, and those working in the allied fields of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, social work, and medicine. According to the authors of this powerfully reasoned book, only a serious commitment to the Christian ideas of forgiveness and reconciliation can meet the needs of today's troubled world -- and the church must take the lead in this process. Partly a survey of existing attitudes and partly a how-to manual for developing an active "public" church, this book highlights the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in both congregational life and society, and it traces out the intricacies of making them happen. After discussing common views of human nature and exploring the concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation as found in Scripture and church tradition, Robert Browning and Roy Reed put forth an innovative four-pronged approach integrating recent scientific studies of forgiveness with bold, theologically grounded ministry proposals.

The Philosophy of Forgiveness   Volume II Book

The Philosophy of Forgiveness Volume II

  • Author : Court D. Lewis
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9781648890000

The Philosophy of Forgiveness Volume II Excerpt :

Volume II of Vernon Press’s series on the Philosophy of Forgiveness offers several challenging and provocative chapters that seek to push the conversation in new directions and dimensions. Volume I, Explorations of Forgiveness: Personal, Relational, and Religious, began the task of creating a consistent multi-dimensional account of forgiveness, and Volume II’s New Dimensions of Forgiveness continues this goal by presenting a set of chapters that delve into several deep conceptual and metaphysical features of forgiveness. New Dimensions of Forgiveness creates a theoretical framework for understanding the many nuanced features of forgiveness, namely, third-party forgiveness, forgiveness as an aesthetic process, the role of resentment in warranting forgiveness, the moral status of self-forgiveness, epistemic trust, forgiveness’s influence on the moral status of persons, forgiveness in time, the status of Substance and Subject within a Hegelian framework, Jacques Derrida’s “impossible” forgiveness, and the use of imaginative “magic” to become a maximal forgiver. Readers will be challenged to question and come to terms with many oft-overlooked, yet important philosophical dimensions of forgiveness.

Forgiveness Book
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  • Author : Michael E. McCullough
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 157230510X

Forgiveness Excerpt :

Offering a definitive overview of a vital aspect of human experience, this unique volume will help forgiveness researchers of the present and future to steer a more coordinated and scientifically productive course. It serves as an insightful and informative resource for a broad interdisciplinary audience of clinicians, researchers, educators, and students.

Rethinking Christian Forgiveness Book

Rethinking Christian Forgiveness

  • Author : James K. Voiss
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814680612

Rethinking Christian Forgiveness Excerpt :

Is there such a thing as “Christian Forgiveness”? Christians speak as though there is. But what would it be? How would it differ from forgiveness as a basic human enactment? And if there is a distinctive Christian forgiveness, what might it have to say to our world today? To answer these questions, the present work traverses three distinctive intellectual landscapes—continental philosophy, Anglo-American moral philosophy, and psychology—to establish a phenomenology of forgiving before turning to contemporary Christian literature. The multilayered dialogue that ensues challenges the assumptions of contemporary approaches—secular and Christian—and invites the reader to rethink the meaning of Christian forgiveness.

Forgiveness and the Healing Process Book

Forgiveness and the Healing Process

  • Author : Cynthia Ransley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-03-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135479879

Forgiveness and the Healing Process Excerpt :

Many people come for help because they remain stuck in a destructive relationship, job, legal battle or memories of child abuse. A growing number of therapists believe that forgiveness is of crucial importance in helping people break away from these patterns of resentment and revenge. Does forgiveness help? Or is the concept out of date in our more secular society? Forgiveness and the Healing Process considers this debate. Experienced contributors: * Consider the place of forgiveness in working with individuals and couples * Explore the benefits of mediation as a way forward both for the individual and the organisation, and also within the criminal justice system * Offer a valuable insight into South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the crucial role of forgiveness in post-apartheid South Africa * Examine a client's view of seeking forgiveness * Present new frameworks for workers seeking to help people cope with trauma and injustice. Forgiveness and the Healing Process helps counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, mediators, psychiatrists, and those working in the criminal justice system understand how forgiveness can facilitate the therapeutic process. Cynthia Ransley is a lecturer and course leader in social work at Brunel University. She is an integrative psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in London. Terri Spy is a counselling psychologist and fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a London-based integrative psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Contributors: Michael Carroll, Jane Cooper, Gill Eagle, Maria Gilbert, Joy Green, Guy Masters, Fathima Moosa, Cynthia Ransley, Terri Spy, Gill Straker.

Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective Book

Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective

  • Author : Kathryn Norlock
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 0739108573

Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective Excerpt :

In the first philosophical book on forgiveness from an explicitly feminist point of view, Kathryn Norlock discusses the critical importance of attending to gender when analyzing and recommending forgiveness in practice. Norlock revises the definition and nature of forgiveness and forgivers, showing that forgiveness is multidimensional and can be shown in many different ways.

An Assessment of Contemporary Models of Forgiveness Book

An Assessment of Contemporary Models of Forgiveness

  • Author : Célestin Musekura
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 1433108747

An Assessment of Contemporary Models of Forgiveness Excerpt :

An Assessment of Contemporary Models of Forgiveness examines recent psychological and theological models of forgiveness and introduces the concept of communal forgiveness nurtured and mediated through the community of faith. The psychological models are generally individualistic in nature and are concerned with the psychological wellbeing of the victims. The theological models of forgiveness emphasize the importance of interpersonal forgiveness as a Christian witness in the imitation of God's forgiveness. The foundation of the theological models is the Triune God who through the cross of Christ forgave the sins of the ungodly. "Celestin Musekura had just begun doctoral studies in Dallas when he learned that many of his own family members had been killed in a wave of genocide reprisals back home in Rwanda. Revenge would have been understandable, but he said, 'I have preached forgiveness, and now it is my turn to practice it. To my family I say, I will pray for those who brutally murdered you, and I will care for their children.' It should come as no surprise that Celestin's understanding of forgiveness, well expressed in these pages, is restoring communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. He knows and practices that of which he speaks. This book sets a course for realistic, collective transformation."-Robert A. Pyne, Th.D., Director, Peace and Justice Center, St. Norbert College

The Ethics of Forgiveness Book

The Ethics of Forgiveness

  • Author : Christel Fricke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136823145

The Ethics of Forgiveness Excerpt :

We are often pressed to forgive or in need of forgiveness: Wrongdoing is common. Even after a perpetrator has been taken to court and punished, forgiveness still has a role to play. How should a victim and a perpetrator relate to each other outside the courtroom, and how should others relate to them? Communicating about forgiveness is particularly urgent in cases of civil war and crimes against humanity inside a community where, if there were no forgiveness, the community would fall apart. Forgiveness is governed by social and, in particular, by moral norms. Do those who ask to be forgiven have to fulfil certain conditions for being granted forgiveness? And what does the granting of forgiveness consist in? We may feel like refusing to forgive those perpetrators who have committed the most horrendous crimes. But is such a refusal justified even if they repent their crimes? Could there be a duty for the victim to forgive? Can forgiveness be granted by a third party? Under which conditions may we forgive ourselves? The papers collected in the present volume address all these questions, exploring the practice of forgiveness and its normative constraints. Topics include the ancient Chinese and the Christian traditions of forgiveness, the impact of forgiveness on the moral dignity and self-respect of the victim, self-forgiveness, the narrative of forgiveness as well as the limits of forgiveness. Such limits may arise from the personal, historical, or political conditions of wrongdoing or from the emotional constraints of the victims.

Before Forgiving Book
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Before Forgiving

  • Author : Sharon Lamb
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195145205

Before Forgiving Excerpt :

Publisher's description: Psychologist Sharon Lamb and philosopher Jeffrie Murphy argue that forgiveness has been accepted as a therapeutic strategy without serious, critical examination. Chapters by both psychologists and philosophers ask: Why is forgiveness so popular now? What exactly does it entail? When might it be appropriate for a therapist not to advise forgiveness? When is forgiveness in fact harmful?

Forgiveness and Revenge Book

Forgiveness and Revenge

  • Author : Trudy Govier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-02-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135199098

Forgiveness and Revenge Excerpt :

Forgiveness and Revenge is a powerful exploration of our attitudes to serious wrongdoings and a careful examination of the values that underlie our thinking about revenge and forgiveness. From adulterous spouses to terrorist factions, we are surrounded by wrongdoing, yet we rarely agree which response is appropriate. The problem of how to respond realistically and sensitively to the wrongs of the past remains a perplexing one. Trudy Govier clarifies our thinking on this subject by examining the moral and practical impact of revenge and forgiveness, both personal and political. Forgiveness and Revenge offers much-needed clarity and reason where emotions often prevail. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the ethics of attitudes to wrongdoing.

Handbook of Forgiveness Book

Handbook of Forgiveness

  • Author : Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-12-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135410957

Handbook of Forgiveness Excerpt :

There is a need in both public and professional sectors for a deeper, and more complete understanding of forgiveness, as we are - in the author's own words - "on the threshold of an age of forgiveness and reconciliation." And yet despite continued interest and development in the field, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and academics have long been without a comprehensive resource on which to base their work. The Handbook of Forgiveness summarizes the state of the science in the research, practice, and teaching of forgiveness. Chapters approach forgiveness and reconciliation from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in fields such as biology, personality, social psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and international/political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatments of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical interventions strategies in order to appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners. This volume is the most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the understanding of the science of forgiveness. The Handbook of Forgiveness has been chosen as a Book of Distinction by Templeton Press.

Communicating Forgiveness Book

Communicating Forgiveness

  • Author : Vincent R. Waldron
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412939706

Communicating Forgiveness Excerpt :

Communicating Forgiveness is the first book to take a truly communicative look at the process of forgiveness. Authors Vincent R. Waldron and Douglas L. Kelley provide a synthesis of the literature on forgiveness in relationships. Grounded in real-life forgiveness narratives, this interdisciplinary text (pulling from such related fields as psychology, counseling, family studies, peace studies, conflict management, religious studies, and organizational behavior) offers a hopeful framework for negotiating healthy and just responses to relational disappointments.

Political Forgiveness Book

Political Forgiveness

  • Author : Peter Digeser
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0801438101

Political Forgiveness Excerpt :

It centers on the capacity of victims and creditors to release transgressors and debtors from their moral and financial debts. "If justice is a matter of receiving one's due," he says, "then political forgiveness entails releasing one's due." Neverthless, political forgiveness remains connected to justice in important ways.".