Beyond Extrinsic Forgiveness: Recognizing the Dignity of the Offender

@article{Gudan2006BeyondEF,
  title={Beyond Extrinsic Forgiveness: Recognizing the Dignity of the Offender},
  author={E. Gudan},
  journal={The Catholic Social Science Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={183-193}
}
  • E. Gudan
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • The Catholic Social Science Review
Anger, a natural response to injustice, becomes resentment when the anger is maintained, for any of a variety of reasons. While both repression and venting are inadequate responses to resentment, forgiveness is a more appropriate response. Extrinsically motivated forgiveness, to which believers appear to be particularly susceptible, is insufficient to meet the generally accepted definition of forgiveness. Forgiveness, a moral gift to the offender that is consistent with justice and rational… Expand
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