Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve

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HarperCollins, May 17, 1996 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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A daring examination of the foundational event of Christianity, and an inspiring vision for reconciliation between Jews and Christians.Using approaches from the Hebrew interpretive tradition to discern the actual events surrounging Jesus' death, Bishop Spong questions the hitorical validity of literal narrative concerned the Ressurection. He asserts that the resurrection story was born in an experience that opened the disciples' eyes to the reality of God and the meaning of Jesus of Nazareth. Spong traces the Christian origins of anti-Semitism to the Church's fabrication of the ultimate Jewish scapegoat, Judas Iscariot. He affirms the inclusiveness of the Christian message and emphasizes the necessity of mutual integrity and respect among Christians and Jews.
  

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User Review  - Anonymous - Christianbook.com

Far exceeded my expectations! A wealth of knowledge. Practical advice in digestible nuggets. Well written. I wish I had known what this book teaches from my youth. Read full review

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User Review  - Hope - Goodreads

A wonderful book when you need to forgive someone who doesn't seem "worthy" of forgiveness. I especially liked the idea that forgiving is the STRONG response rather than the WEAK (wimpy) one. Read full review

Contents

Forgiving People Who
51
Forgiving People Who Do Not Care
64
Forgiving Ourselves
71
Forgiving Monsters
78
Slowly
95
In Confusion
105
A Little at a Time
111
With a Fundamental Feeling
117
Forgiving Makes Life Fairer
125
Forgiving Is a Better Risk
134
Forgiving Fits Faulty People
147
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Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002) was a renowned author, ethicist, and theologian. He was a professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, for twenty-five years. He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including "Forgive and Forget".

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