A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

1st Edition

By Jennifer M. Sandoval

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190 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: A BRIEF HISTORY OF FORGIVENESS

Chapter 3: DEFINING FORGIVENESS

Chapter 4: FORGIVENESS IN THE FACE OF THE UNFORGIVABLE

Chapter 5: FORGIVENESS AND THE SELF

Chapter 6: THE LOGIC OF FORGIVENESS

INDEX

About the Author

Jennifer M. Sandoval is a practicing psychologist in southern California, USA.

About the Series

Researching Social Psychology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSY017000
PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology