Absolute Forgiveness

Absolute Forgiveness

Addison Paisley. d i s o n P a i s l e A Absolute Forgiveness ABSOLUTE FORGIVENESS A Novel Addison Paisley iUniverse, Inc. New York. Front Cover.

Author: Addison Paisley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595607624

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Struggling to deal with her mother's tragic death and in love with Heather, a woman she thinks she cannot have-Andrea Reynolds decides to leave it all behind and start her life over again. When fate intervenes, bringing Andrea, unexpectedly, back into Heather's life, both women struggle with their emotions. Seeing Heather again, after eight years, sends Andrea sliding into a self-destructive tailspin. She can't eat, she can't sleep, and she can't find a way to move on. Seeing Heather again wasn't part of her precisely executed plan. Still scorned by Andrea's actions, Heather fights to hold on to her anger. The pain remains, but her heart and her body have minds of their own. Their journey is marred by obstacles and misunderstandings. Unfortunate timing is a constant barrier; and, Rebecca, Heather's deceptive and vindictive ex-girlfriend, refuses to let go. Loving each other is easy-forgiving each other seems almost impossible.
Categories: Fiction

The Philosophy of Forgiveness Vol III

The Philosophy of Forgiveness  Vol III

Derrida—Reintroducing the Self and Reinforcing the Pharmakon In contrast to Buddhism which removes the victim, the sinner, and the offence, Derrida's absolute forgiveness absolutizes all three. Derridean forgiveness is thus a pharmakon ...

Author: Gregory L. Bock

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734122

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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The Philosophy of Forgiveness, Volume III: Forgiveness in World Religions is a collection of essays that explores the philosophy of forgiveness in different religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Each chapter scours one of these religions for insights on the concept of forgiveness, asking questions such as whether forgiveness is a virtue, whether it is conditional, whether God has standing to forgive, and whether it is permissible not to forgive some extreme wrongs. In some of the chapters, the concept of forgiveness in one religion is compared with that in another. In other chapters, the ideas of different traditions within a religion are compared and contrasted. Also, some chapters compare a religious concept to the views of a philosophical figure, such as Aristotle, Kant, or Derrida. The contributors to the volume come from various cultural and religious backgrounds and from different disciplines, such as philosophy, religious studies, and psychology. The collection is written for scholars, graduate students, and upper-division undergraduate students interested in forgiveness or comparative religious philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

Returning to the original abstract definition of forgiveness, we can see that to truly forgive would require not a mere simple negation of the offense in question, but its absolute negation; only then would the offending event be ...

Author: Jennifer M. Sandoval

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317206835

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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This book explores the psychological nature of forgiveness for both the subjective ego and what Jung called the objective psyche, or soul. Utilizing analytical, archetypal, and dialectical psychological approaches, the notion of forgiveness is traced from its archetypal and philosophical origins in Greek and Roman mythology through its birth and development in Judaic and Christian theology, to its modern functional character as self-help commodity, relationship remedy, and global necessity. Offering a deeper understanding of the concept of "true" forgiveness as a soul event, Sandoval reveals the transformative nature of forgiveness and the implications this notion has on the self and analytical psychology.
Categories: Psychology

Practicing God s Radical Forgiveness

Practicing God   s Radical Forgiveness

Tracing the Practice of Forgiveness in History, Scripture, and in Our Own Time Jeffrey Bullock ... Only in a mirror dimly, as Paul might say.13 We have intimations of absolute forgiveness in all sorts of relationships; I can't count the ...

Author: Jeffrey Bullock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532641213

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Forgiveness marks one of the most important issues of our time. If the enormous number of books and articles are a measure, then forgiveness--our forgiveness of others and forgiveness for ourselves--appeals to our deepest concern. It's a challenge to determine just what we mean when we speak of "forgiveness." Any discussion will reveal that our shared understanding and practices of forgiveness quickly diverge. For example, is it the same thing to forgive a child, a criminal, a malicious acquaintance, or someone who's inadvertently done us harm? Likely, no. We'll discover in this book that how we understand and practice forgiveness has shifted and changed through history, formed by cultural context. Even biblically, our understanding of forgiveness has altered over time. We'll unpack the importance of this cultural history and then turn to the three strands of forgiveness that together form our modern practice of forgiveness. First, the personal and therapeutic forgiveness. Second, the communal forgiveness that's valued for its power to resolve conflict, renew relationships, and restore peace. Finally, the divine, God's absolute unconditional forgiveness, a forgiveness we'll discover that undergirds every other way we understand forgiveness.
Categories: Religion

Measure of People and Space Interactions in the Built Environment

Measure of People and Space Interactions in the Built Environment

Derrida—Reintroducing the Self and Reinforcing the Pharmakon In contrast to Buddhism which removes the victim, the sinner, and the offence, Derrida's absolute forgiveness absolutizes all three. Derridean forgiveness is thus a pharmakon ...

Author: Abubakar Danladi Isah

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734429

Category: Architecture

Page: 158

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This book is an edited collection of seven chapters on the theme of ‘people and space interactions in different settings’. Using a variety of problems, it showcases a rich set of solutions to the global challenges of functional, sustainable and responsive habitats in both urban and rural environments. The book deals with cultural landscapes, sustainable housing settings, the environment and human response, spatial epidemiology, neighbourhood and health, and the subjectivity-objectivity continuum in man-environment research. The studies apply a variety of social research methods and strategies relevant to the study of human interaction with its environment. Collectively they serve as templates for direction in modern social science research methodology built on evidence-based scientific inquiry of the built environment. It can guide both young and seasoned researchers in considering appropriate responses to various social research problems, including assessing various options in research process innovation. A recurrent lesson from the individual studies, and significant contribution of the volume, is that each research endeavor needs to be based on a firm philosophical grounding as this goes a long way in determining the type of data to be collected, and the ways that they are analysed and interpreted. Taking a cross-disciplinary perspective, this edited collection should be of interest to scholars of geography, anthropology, sociology, epidemiology, urban planning, architecture, and above all environment-behaviour studies.
Categories: Architecture

The Freedom In Forgiveness

The Freedom In Forgiveness

You should never have to bring up the rotten past and remind others how they've wronged you especially when you're arguing. Otherwise, it isn't absolute forgiveness. Absolute forgiveness means that you are able to put all of that behind ...

Author: Cedenheim

Publisher: Cedenheim Publishing


Category: Self-Help

Page: 72

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Happy people learn to forgive even when they have been hurt by others. They accept everything that has happened and find a way to live in a state of resolution with it. If you want to live without hatred and anger, it's important that you let go of the negative things and make room for the good things to enter your life. With this ebook you will: Uncover the true meaning and importance of forgiveness The danger of refusing to forgive and how it can affect you negatively Learn forgiveness from past experiences in your life How absolute forgiveness can change your mind, body, relationships, personal and professional life And much more! Once you understand the process of forgiveness, it’s time for you to use it to make the world that you live in a better place. You’ll be stronger, more compassionate and empathetic
Categories: Self-Help

The Philosophy of Forgiveness Volume II

The Philosophy of Forgiveness   Volume II

I forgive you if you forgive me The section “Absolute Freedom and Terror” ends with the realization that there must be some universal moral shape of Spirit. Moral duty is understood to be primary to all else, particularly the sensuous.

Author: Court D. Lewis

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648890000

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Volume II of Vernon Press’s series on the Philosophy of Forgiveness offers several challenging and provocative chapters that seek to push the conversation in new directions and dimensions. Volume I, Explorations of Forgiveness: Personal, Relational, and Religious, began the task of creating a consistent multi-dimensional account of forgiveness, and Volume II’s New Dimensions of Forgiveness continues this goal by presenting a set of chapters that delve into several deep conceptual and metaphysical features of forgiveness. New Dimensions of Forgiveness creates a theoretical framework for understanding the many nuanced features of forgiveness, namely, third-party forgiveness, forgiveness as an aesthetic process, the role of resentment in warranting forgiveness, the moral status of self-forgiveness, epistemic trust, forgiveness’s influence on the moral status of persons, forgiveness in time, the status of Substance and Subject within a Hegelian framework, Jacques Derrida’s “impossible” forgiveness, and the use of imaginative “magic” to become a maximal forgiver. Readers will be challenged to question and come to terms with many oft-overlooked, yet important philosophical dimensions of forgiveness.
Categories: Philosophy



The idea of indebtedness carries with it a thought that is detachable from it and is relevant to forgiveness, ... and is therefore inferior to something like “absoluteforgiveness (just as, say, love that is contingent upon the beloved ...

Author: Charles Griswold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521703512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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The first comprehensive philosophical book on forgiveness in both its interpersonal and political contexts.
Categories: Philosophy



This comes back to saying that the grace of forgiveness and of selfless love is granted to us in an instant and as a disappearing ... But if it is a question of relative forgiveness and not of absolute forgiveness,then very well!

Author: Vladimir Jankélévitch

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226392134

Category: Philosophy

Page: 175

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Philosopher Vladimir Jankélévitch has only recently begun to receive his due from the English-speaking world, thanks in part to discussions of his thought by Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Lévinas, and Paul Ricoeur. His international readers have long valued his unique, interdisciplinary approach to philosophy’s greatest questions and his highly readable writing style. Originally published in 1967, Le Pardon, or Forgiveness, is one of Jankélévitch’s most influential works. In it, he characterizes the ultimate ethical act of forgiving as behaving toward the perpetrator as if he or she had never committed the action, rather than merely forgetting or rationalizing it—a controversial notion when considering events as heinous as the Holocaust. Like so many of Jankélévitch’s works, Forgiveness transcends standard treatments of moral problems, not simply generating a treatise on one subject but incorporating discussions of topics such as free will, giving, creativity, and temporality. Translator Andrew Kelley masterfully captures Jankélévitch’s melodic prose and, in a substantive introduction, reviews his life and intellectual contributions. Forgiveness is an essential part of that legacy, and this indispensable English translation provides key tools for understanding one of the great Western philosophers of the twentieth century.
Categories: Philosophy

Vladimir Jank l vitch and the Question of Forgiveness

Vladimir Jank  l  vitch and the Question of Forgiveness

Here then are three canonical stories of absolute forgiveness, and J ankélévitch who prizes the Bible, and especially Jesus, cites none of them. Why not? I do not know why he does not mention Mary Magdalene and the malefactor on the ...

Author: Alan Udoff

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739176689

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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Based on the proceedings of an international conference, Vladimir Jankelevitch and the Question of Forgiveness comprises the first book-length expository and critical reading of Jankelevitch’s masterwork: Le Pardon (Forgiveness).
Categories: Philosophy