Forgiveness And Reconciliation

Forgiveness And Reconciliation

Forgiveness And Reconciliation

To be unforgiving is harmful. The inability to come to terms with one’s anger or strife often can lead to stress disorders, mental health disorders, and relationship problems. Forgiveness is a personal decision. Forgiveness and Reconciliation focuses on individual experiences with forgiveness, aiming to create a theory of what forgiveness is and connect it to a clinical theory of how to promote forgiveness. Dr. Worthington creates an evidence-based approach that is applicable for individuals and relationships, and even for society. He also describes an evidence-based method of reconciliation - restoring trust in damaged relationships. Dr. Worthington hopes that this theory will inform scientific research and improve intervention strategies. Showing that forgiveness transforms personality, Worthington describes ways a clinician can promote (but not force) forgiveness of others and self. He provides research-based theory and applications and discusses the role of emotion and specific personality traits as related to forgiveness. Forgiveness and reconciliation might not be cures, but, as Worthington shows, they are tools for transforming both the self and the world.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-13
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781135450953


Apology Forgiveness And Reconciliation For Good Lawyers And Other Peacemakers

Apology Forgiveness And Reconciliation For Good Lawyers And Other Peacemakers

Apology and forgiveness are the building blocks of healing and reconciliation. Everyone has been the offender and the victim in relational conflicts. The decision and execution of apology and forgiveness determine the degree of intimacy in the future relationship. The foundation for this book is an understanding of the variety of approaches to apology and forgiveness so the reader can more intentionally manage her relationships. Instead of pushing one approach, the concepts are presented to assist the reader in considering factors that might influence the type of apology or forgiveness that is most appropriate for the situation.In addition to empowering the reader to better manage his own affairs, the book considers whether and how to encourage others to apologize and forgive. The advisor role is examined from the perspectives of a family member or friend, an attorney, and professionals in peacemaking roles like mediators, therapists, ombudspersons, human resource professionals, clergy, and a long list of others whose job it is to help people heal from interpersonal injuries. This book invites the reader into the classroom where this class has been taught to lawyers, mediators, and graduate students at Pepperdine University's School of Law. The classes welcome student viewpoints that run the gamut from sharing personal experiences that reinforce class concepts to ardently disagreeing with the author's perspective as only a law student can do. The classroom dialogue is replicated by the extensive inclusion of student journals in the book's narrative.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Peter Rufo Robinson
Publisher : Bowker Identifier Services
Release : 2019-10-04
Total Pages : 338 Pages
ISBN : 0692913971


Forgiving And Reconciling

Forgiving And Reconciling

A 2003 Templeton Foundation Book of Distinction! All of us have suffered painful emotional and relational hurts. God calls us to forgive those who have hurt us, but that's often easier said than done. We don't usually know how to forgive others, nor are we always sure if we have truly forgiven them. Psychologist and counselor Everett L. Worthington Jr., the leading Christian researcher on forgiveness, says that forgiving is a gift we give to others. When we offer forgiveness to others as an altruistic gift, it is more effective than when we forgive only for our own benefit in an effort to "get over" the hurt. True forgiveness is accomplished through a careful process of understanding both the offense and the offender and taking active steps to forgiveness. In this insightful and practical book, Worthington provides a wealth of clinically proven tools and exercises for moving toward forgiveness. Worthington's expertise comes not only from years of scientific research but also from the experience of the brutal murder of his own mother. His convictions were put to the test as he worked through his conflicting emotions and rage toward the murderer. He found that the principles of Christian forgiveness enabled him to forgive even his mother's killer. While forgiveness is something that we can do on our own, reconciliation involves another party. Worthington brings both themes together and shows how we can move beyond forgiveness and cross the bridge to reconciliation. This book, previously published as Five Steps to Forgiveness, has been fully revised to make clear the scriptural foundations of Christian forgiveness. Biblical, authoritative and pastorally sound, this guide will be of help to anyone who wants to find the freedom of forgiveness.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2009-09-20
Total Pages : 269 Pages
ISBN : 9780830875269


Forgiveness And Reconciliation

Forgiveness And Reconciliation

We all long for peace within ourselves, families, communities, countries, and throughout the world. We wonder what we can do about the multitude of con?icts currently wreaking havoc across the globe and the continuous reports of violence in communities as well as within families. Most of the time, we contemplate solutions beyond our reach, and overlook a powerful tool that is at our disposal: forgiveness. As a genocide survivor, I know something about it. As the genocide unfolded in Rwanda in 1994, I was devastated by what I believed to be the inevitable deaths of my loved ones. The news that my parents and my seven siblings had indeed been killed was simply unbearable. Anger and bitterness became my daily companions. Likewise, I continued to wonder how the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda could possibly reconcile after one of the most horrendous genocides of the 20th century. It was not until I came to understand the notion of forgiveness that I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Common wisdom suggests that forgiveness comes after a perpetrator makes a genuine apology. This wisdom informs us that in the aftermath of a wrongdoing, the offender must acknowledge the wrong he or she has done, express remorse, express an apology, commit to never repeating said harm, and make reparations to theextentpossible.Onlythencanthevictimforgiveandagreetoneverseekrevenge.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Ani Kalayjian
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-07-21
Total Pages : 306 Pages
ISBN : 1441901817


Teach Your Family About Forgiveness And Reconciliation

Teach Your Family About Forgiveness And Reconciliation

Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, nor does it require condoning the offence. Instead, forgiveness frees the forgiver. When you do not forgive, you open the door of your heart to bitterness and anger, toxic ingredients that will destroy healthy living within a family.There is a common confusion between forgiveness and reconciliation. There is often an assumption that forgiveness requires reconciliation, or a healthy relationship following a forgiven offence. This is not the case. This book will discuss the similarities, differences and importance of forgiveness and reconciliation through relevant and enlightening Bible verses and captivating stories.How can lack of forgiveness and the inability to reconcile with others impact a family as a whole? The absence of forgiveness can damage friendships outside of the family and cause family discord and marital issues within the family. Forgiveness and reconciliation are a priceless gift for any family; together they can resolve minor issues such as an overcooked meal, or even repair major incidents that may affect a family.True and total forgiveness is tough to achieve. True forgiveness demands that you let go of something that you value, whether that be your pride, desire to seek revenge, or your ambition to enforce justice. This book will impart wisdom and guide you through when and how to forgive, and when and how achieve reconciliation with others within and outside of the family.

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Author : Robert Kraus
Publisher :
Release : 2020-10-28
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0983553629


Forgiveness Reconciliation And Restoration

Forgiveness Reconciliation And Restoration

Although history is replete with tales of revenge, Christian forgiveness provides an alternate response. In this volume, Pentecostal scholars from various disciplines offer their vision for forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration. The essayists offer long-overdue Pentecostal perspectives through analysis of contemporary theological issues, personal testimony, and prophetic possibilities for restoration of individual relationships and communities. Though Pentecostals remain committed to Spirit-empowered witness as recorded in Luke-Acts, these scholars embrace a larger Lukan vision of Spirit-initiated inclusivity marked by reconciliation. The consistent refrain calls for forgiveness as an expression of God's love that does not demand justice but rather seeks to promote peace by bringing healing and reconciliation in relationships between people united by one Spirit.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Martin William Mittelstadt
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2010-08-01
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 9781621890492


Forgiveness Reconciliation

Forgiveness Reconciliation

The newest addition to the Everyday Matters Bible for Women line is a series of study guides that focus on various spiritual practices. The series can be used as a stand alone Bible study guide for groups or individual use, or as a companion alongside the Everyday Matters Bible for Women. Readers will work through eight chapters that include articles for reflection, Scripture verses, and discussion questions for deeper thought. Each book also includes a Leader's Guide. These books are an excellent resource for small groups, Bible studies, and Sunday school classes. Used individually or with a group these booklets will help women delve further into the Scriptures and meditate on various spiritual practices to help them live fully, every day. This Bible study guide leads women through the spiritual practices of Forgiveness and Reconciliation. It includes 4 separate Bible studies on each topic, and each study includes: - Meditation on selected scripture focusing on a facet of the practice - Sidebars that feature quotes, insights, or challenges - Discussion questions - Points to Ponder - Prayer - Exercise for the week - Takeaway Treasure - Leader's Guide

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Genre : Religion
Author : Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, LLC
Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
Release : 2014-01-01
Total Pages : 88 Pages
ISBN : 1619701464


Forgiveness Reconciliation

Forgiveness Reconciliation

This book brings together a unique combination of experts in the area of conflict resolution and focuses on the role forgiveness can play in the process. It deals with the theology, public policy, psychological and social theory, and social policy implementation of forgiveness. The first section of the book explores how ideas like "forgiveness" and "reconciliation" are moving out from the seminary and academy into the world of public policy, and how these terms have been used and defined in the past. One of the contributors, Miroslav Volf, speaks to the Christian contribution of a more peaceful environment. The second section looks at forgiveness and public policy. One of the chapters, by Donald W. Shriver Jr., addresses forgiveness in a secular political forum. The third section of the book draws us to a more particular analysis of the relationship between forgiveness and reconciliation from voices in the academic and theological community. John Paul Lederach presents five qualities of practice in support of the reconciliation process. John Dawson gives hope for peace-making in a new century. The final section highlights the work of practitioners currently working with religion, public policy, and conflict transformation, particularly in areas such as Ireland and Africa. This book will be an essential for libraries, scholars, conflict negotiators, and all people who hope to understand the role of forgiveness in the peace process. Contributors include: Desmond M. Tutu, Rodney L. Petersen, Miroslav Volf, Stanley S. Harakas, Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, Joseph V. Montville, Douglas M. Johnston, Donna Hicks, Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Everett L. Worthington, Jr., John Paul Lederach, Ervin Staub, Laurie Anne Pearlman, John Dawson, Audrey R. Chapman, Olga Botcharova, Anthony da Silva, SJ, Geraldine Smythe, OP, Andrea Bartoli, Ofelia Ortega, and George F. R. Ellis.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Raymond G. Helmick
Publisher : Templeton Press
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 478 Pages
ISBN : 9781890151843


Power Of Forgiveness And Reconciliation

Power Of Forgiveness And Reconciliation

Forgiveness & reconciliation relate to understanding, tolerance, peace, harmony among families, groups & community. Positive change is required in both parties. Without condoning or excusing wrongdoing, an individual undergoes an intentional & voluntary change of attitude & behavior, releasing negative emotions & vengefulness toward another.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Hollis L. Green
Publisher : Greenwinefamilybooks
Release : 2020-03-10
Total Pages : 198 Pages
ISBN : 1950839060


No Future Without Forgiveness

No Future Without Forgiveness

The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With the final report of the Commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience. In No Future Without Forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. But nor is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye." Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Desmond Tutu
Publisher : Image
Release : 2009-02-04
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780307566287