Forgiveness in Perspectives

Edited by Francesca Dominello and David H. Pereyra

Throughout history, the notion of forgiveness has attracted a substantial amount of scholarly attention and debate. This collection of essays, in its own way, aims to contribute new perspectives on forgiveness. In approaching forgiveness from diverse disciplinary perspectives, these five authors intended to contribute further to the examination of the nature of forgiveness and how it is practiced in society. In examining the notion of forgiveness in the realms of the interpersonal, religious and political spheres, each chapter provides original insight into the notion of forgiveness and the conditions that can make it possible. In exploring forgiveness in a variety of contexts, readers will gain a deeper insight into the impact of forgiveness on the myriad of relationships that exist in the world in which we live.

Citation: Dominello, Francesca and David Pereyra, eds. Forgiveness in Perspective. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Forgiveness in Perspectives: Francesca Dominello and David H. Pereyra
  • Battered Women’s Pahtways to Forgiveness: Aviva Zrihan-Weitzman and Zvi Eisikovits
  • The Temporality of Forgiveness: Memory, Counter-Memory, Rearticulation: Steve Larocco
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Roman Catholic Church: Where an Experience of Mercy and Forgiveness Can Fail: David H. Pereyra
  • Forgiveness and Compassion in Indian Historical Tradition: Precepts and Praxis in the Edicts of Ashoka: Ravindra KUmar
  • Political Implications of Apology and Forgiveness for Indigenous People: Francesca Dominello
  • Index

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