Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 May 2002

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195145205

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Before Forgiving

Cautionary Views of Forgiveness in Psychotherapy

Edited by Sharon Lamb and Jeffrie G. Murphy

In this volume, psychologist Sharon Lamb and philosopher Jeffrie Murphy argue that forgiveness has been accepted as a therapeutic strategy without serious, critical examination. Chapters by both psychologists and philosophers ask: Why is forgiveness so popular now? What exactly does it entail? When might it be appropriate for a therapist not to advise forgiveness? When is forgiveness in fact harmful?


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