Communicating Forgiveness is the first book to take a truly communicative look at the process of forgiveness. Authors Vincent R. Waldron and Douglas L. Kelley provide a synthesis of the literature on forgiveness in relationships. Grounded in real-life forgiveness narratives, this interdisciplinary text (pulling from such related fields as psychology, counseling, family studies, peace studies, conflict management, religious studies, and organizational behavior) offers a hopeful framework for negotiating healthy and just responses to relational disappointments.
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Table of Contents
1. Conceptual Foundations
Why Is Forgiveness Important?
Social Science Approaches
2. Elements of the Forgiveness Process
Sensitizing Concepts: Communication as an Observational Lens
Transgressions and Traumatic Relational Events
3. Theorizing Forgiveness
Uncertainty Management Frameworks
Identity Management Theories
Towards Negotiated Morality Theory (NMT) of Forgiveness
4. Communicating Forgiveness
The Forgiveness Episode: Six Communication Processes
Revealing and Detecting Transgressions
Relationship Negotiation and Transition
5. Practicing Forgiveness
Five Reasons to Forgive
The Dark Side of Forgiveness
Prescriptive Models of Forgiveness
Communication Tasks of Forgiveness (CTF): A New Prescriptive Model
Reconciliation: A Possible Outcome of Forgiveness
Contributions From Long-Term Couples
6. Studying Forgiveness: Methodological Conundrums and Transformational Experiences
Why Do We Study Forgiveness?
Conceptual Definition: What Is Forgiveness Anyway?
Picking Our Paradigm: Which Questions Matter Most?
How Do You Measure Forgiveness?
About the Authors
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This textbook is very easy to read, extremely easy to follow and engaging, with stories mixed in with research that explains the different paths forgiving behavior can take. Well written and insightful, detailing Waldron and Kelleys many years of research, interviews and insights into the world of long-term couples (married 30+ years) is helpful not only to communication students, but people interested in bettering their relationships as well.