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The Faces of Forgiveness: Searching for Wholeness and Salvation

The Faces of Forgiveness: Searching for Wholeness and Salvation

by F. LeRon Shults, Steven J. Sandage

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While forgiveness has historically been regarded as a religious concern, it has also become a popular topic in contemporary psychology. Unfortunately, there has been little effort to combine a Christian understanding of forgiveness with psychology. The Faces of Forgiveness, winner of the Narramore Award from the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, steps in to fill this void.
The authors fuse Christian forgiveness and psychology with the unifying motif of the face; thereby building on the considerable psychological research linking emotions related to forgiveness with the human face. At a deeper level, the face can serve as a metaphor for integrating forgiveness, wholeness, and salvation. The authors argue that forgiveness should take a central role in our understanding of salvation because it is warranted by the Bible and engages our postmodern context.
Pastors, psychologists, family counselors, and students of psychology and theology will find The Faces of Forgiveness a helpful resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441206640
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

F. LeRon Shults (Ph.D., Princeton University; Ph.D., Walden University) is professor of theology at Agder University in Kristiansand, Norway, and the author of several books, including Reforming the Doctrine of God and Reforming Theological Anthropology.

Steven J. Sandage (Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University) is a licensed psychologist, associate professor of marriage and family therapy at Bethel Theological Seminary, and coauthor of To Forgive Is Human.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
Part 1. Faces of Forgiveness in Psychology
2. Forgiveness and Intersubjective Formation
3. Saving Faces
Part 2. Faces of Forgiveness in Theology
4. Facing, Forgiveness, and the Christian Doctrine of Salvation
5. Forgiveness as Sharing in Divine Grace
Part 3. Modeling Forgiveness: Interdisciplinary Explorations
6. Facial Hermeneutics
7. Salvation by Face


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