Becoming a Forgiving Person: A Pastoral Perspective

Becoming a Forgiving Person: A Pastoral Perspective

by Richard L Dayringer, Henry Close
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789018551

ISBN-13: 9780789018557

Pub. Date: 04/23/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Charting different paths through feelings of betrayal, oppression, and humiliation, this compassionate book will help you understand forgiveness -- and find it within yourself. The poignant stories in Becoming a Forgiving Person show how anyone can manage feelings of victimization and quench the lust for vengeance. Through this book's unique combination of…  See more details below

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Charting different paths through feelings of betrayal, oppression, and humiliation, this compassionate book will help you understand forgiveness -- and find it within yourself. The poignant stories in Becoming a Forgiving Person show how anyone can manage feelings of victimization and quench the lust for vengeance. Through this book's unique combination of psychological and religious insight, you'll gain an understanding of the dynamics of being hurt, the inner struggles needed to truly forgive, and methods and skills for practicing forgiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789018557
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/23/2004
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction—Why I Am Interested in Forgiveness
  • Chapter 1. The Dilemma: How Could I Forgive a Friend Who Betrayed Me?
  • Part II: Offenses—The Ways in Which We Are Hurt
  • Chapter 2. Offenses Against Freedom: My Choices Are Limited
  • Chapter 3. Offenses Against Self-Esteem: I Feel Humiliated
  • Chapter 4. Offenses Against Intimacy: I Have Been Betrayed
  • PART III: TRYING TO TAKE CHARGE—WHAT CONSTITUTES FORGIVENESS
  • Chapter 5. What About Revenge?
  • Chapter 6. Is an Apology Necessary?
  • Chapter 7. Questions
  • PART IV: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS
  • Chapter 8. How I Create My Inner World
  • Chapter 9. One Example: Terry Dobson’s Story
  • Chapter 10. The Many Facets of Who I Am
  • Chapter 11. One Example: Simon Wiesenthal’s Story
  • PART V: MAKING IT HAPPEN
  • Chapter 12. Forgiving Offenses Against Freedom
  • Chapter 13. Forgiving Offenses Against Self-Esteem
  • Chapter 14. Forgiving Offenses Against Intimacy
  • PART VI: CONCLUSIONS
  • Chapter 15. Pulling It All Together
  • Chapter 16. Is Reconciliation Necessary?
  • Chapter 17. Forgiving Myself: Forgiving the Person I Used to Be
  • Chapter 18. Painting Lessons
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A: Handling the Accusation of Incest
  • Appendix B: Kinds of Offenses
  • Bibliography Essay
  • References

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