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Individual and civic notions of forgiveness

Lamb, Sharon
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago.

Pointing out that contemporary discourse on forgiveness roots in both theology and psychology, Lamb reflects on our personal and public ideas of forgiveness. Her inquiry starts with a survey of definitions of forgiveness. This leads to consideration of forgiveness in relation to key issues: virtue; apologizing; mental health; and anger. Additionally, attention is given to Christian notions of forgiveness, women and forgiveness, forgiveness as a relational transaction, and forgiveness in relation to resolution.


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