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Forgiveness, Self‐Forgiveness, and Redemption

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter asks whether atonement can earn forgiveness, self-forgiveness, and moral redemption for the wrongdoer. The wrongdoer's proper aim in atoning is the restoration of her standing in her ... More


Forgiving Oneself & Forgiving God

Solomon Schimmel

in Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes two special cases of forgiveness, forgiving oneself and forgiving God, from logical, moral, and psychological perspectives. The author presents arguments that have been put ... More


Self-forgiveness: A Case Study

Peter Goldie

in The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199230730
eISBN:
9780191741340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 5 explores self-forgiveness. The notion of self-forgiveness — which many consider to be deeply suspect as if by a simple fiat one can forgive oneself for some past wrongdoing — can be ... More


Self-Forgiveness

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Getting Even: Forgiveness and Its Limits

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178555
eISBN:
9780199850129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178555.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Forgiveness is complex in nature. It is in this nature that forgiveness should be defined in accordance to the actual texture of one's moral life which is to think of it as overcoming a variety of ... More


Forgiveness and Effective Agency

Norman S. Care

in Before Forgiving: Cautionary Views of Forgiveness in Psychotherapy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195145205
eISBN:
9780199848607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145205.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter explores a forward-looking dimension of forgiveness and self-forgiveness, the possibility of “release” for the wrongdoer, a release that would mean a renewal of energy for projects and ... More


To Understand All Is to Forgive All—Or Is It?

Jerome Nue

in Before Forgiving: Cautionary Views of Forgiveness in Psychotherapy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195145205
eISBN:
9780199848607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145205.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses determinism and forgiveness, to what extent either forgiveness or resentment are choices, and to what extent understanding must lead to forgiveness. It also addresses a simple ... More


Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness in Psychotherapy  

Margaret R. Holmgren

in Before Forgiving: Cautionary Views of Forgiveness in Psychotherapy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195145205
eISBN:
9780199848607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145205.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter argues that genuine forgiveness and self-forgiveness are always morally appropriate and desirable goals of psychotherapy for those clients who are willing and able to achieve these ... More


Love's Forgiveness: Kierkegaard, Resentment, Humility, and Hope

John Lippitt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198861836
eISBN:
9780191894718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861836.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book combines a discussion of the nature and ethics of forgiveness with a discussion—inspired by Kierkegaard—of the implications of considering interpersonal forgiveness as a ‘work of love’. It ... More


Positive Relationships

Jacolyn M. Norrish

in Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702580
eISBN:
9780191772283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702580.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Introduced by international expert Professor Roy Baumeister, this chapter discusses the fundamental role that strong relationships play in thriving school communities. It includes practical ... More


Self-forgiveness and the moral perspective of humility

John Lippitt

in Love's Forgiveness: Kierkegaard, Resentment, Humility, and Hope

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198861836
eISBN:
9780191894718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861836.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents the argument that the conception of humility outlined in chapter 7—whose features include radical dependence and other-focus—is important in the process of morally responsible ... More


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