Exploring forgiveness

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University of Wisconsin Press, Apr 15, 1998 - Psychology - 191 pages
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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.

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Contents

Introducing Forgiveness
3
A Philosophers Exploration
15
The Metaphysics and Morality of Forgiveness
35
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    Robert D. Enright is professor in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is president of the International Forgiveness Institute at UW–Madison, has lectured across the country, and has appeared on ABC News 20/20.
    Joanna North is a freelance writer and teaches philosophy at the University of London. She has appeared on British television and radio and  has published articles on the philosophy of forgiveness.

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