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Forgiveness and Love

Glen Pettigrove


What is forgiveness? When is it appropriate? How is it facilitated or inhibited? Answering these questions on one way rather than another has the potential to alter our lives and our relationships in rather dramatic ways. If we think that forgiveness is or involves a passion that we experience but over which we have little control, then we will respond to it differently than if we think forgiving is something we choose to do or refrain from doing. If we think forgiveness involves restoring a relationship, then we will treat it differently than if we think it merely a matter of managing our emo ... More

Keywords: forgiveness, grace, love, character, virtue, desert, understanding, emotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646555
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646555.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glen Pettigrove, author
University of Auckland