Defining forgiveness: christian clergy and general population perspectives.

@article{Macaskill2005DefiningFC,
  title={Defining forgiveness: christian clergy and general population perspectives.},
  author={Ann Macaskill},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={
          1237-65
        }
}
  • A. Macaskill
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality
The lack of any consensual definition of forgiveness is a serious weakness in the research literature (McCullough, Pargament, & Thoresen, 2000). As forgiveness is at the core of Christianity, this study returns to the Christian source of the concept to explore the meaning of forgiveness for practicing Christian clergy. Comparisons are made with a general population sample and social science definitions of forgiveness to ensure that a shared meaning of forgiveness is articulated. Anglican and… Expand

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