Exploring Forgiveness

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Robert D. Enright, Joanna North
Univ of Wisconsin Press, May 15, 1998 - Psychology - 208 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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Forgiving the Murderer of Ones Child Marietta Jaeger
A Philosophers Exploration Joanna North
4 The Metaphysics and Morality of Forgiveness Keith E Yandell
5 The Psychology of Interpersonal Forgiveness Robert D Enright Suzanne Freedman and Julio Rique
A Psychiatrists View Richard Fitzgibbons
7 The Process of Forgiveness in Marriage and the Family Paul W Coleman
8 Forgivers and the Unforgivable Beverly Flanigan
The Possibilities of Restorative Justice Walter J Dickey
Views from an Episcopal Priest and Former Chief of Police The Reverend David Couper
11 Is There Forgiveness in Politics? Germany Vietnam and America Donald W Shriver Jr
The Challenge of Forgiveness Joseph W Elder
Comprehensive Bibliography on Interpersonal Forgiveness Robert D Enright

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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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