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An Assessment of Contemporary Models of Forgiveness

Musekura, Rev. Celestin
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) Dissertation submitted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy.Dallas Theological Seminary.

This study 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 psychological wellbeing of the victims. The theological models of forgiveness emphasized the importance of interpersonal forgiveness as a Christian witness in the imitation of God’s forgiveness. The foundation of the theological models is Triune God who through the cross of Christ forgave the sins of the ungodly.(Excerpt)


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