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“Forgiveness” in secular dispute resolution processes: A study of narrative accounts of restorative justice mediators’ use of traditional faith-based concepts

Kuhlman, Carla Irene
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Ph.D. dissertation, Human and Organizational Systems, The Fielding Institute. 161 pp.

This study of “forgiveness” in secular mediation assesses the practices of volunteer victim offender mediators’ intentional and unintentional use of forgiveness concepts in mediation and attempts to develop a better understanding of possible linkages such practices might create between the secular and non-secular worlds of mediation. A four-fold typology of various models of mediation is constructed, with organizational exemplars, that describes traditional and non-traditional, secular and non-secular mediation practices. Author’s abstract.


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