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