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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Forgiveness

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ISBN 9780367030728
March 23, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
750 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Forgiveness brings into conversation research in two separate disciplines, offering readers a comprehensive guide to current forgiveness research. Its 42 chapters, newly commissioned from an internationally acclaimed group of scholars, are divided into five sections:

I. Religious Traditions
II. Historic Treatments
III. The Nature of Forgiveness
IV. Normative Issues
V. Empirical Findings

While a principal aim of the Handbook is to provide a guide to the philosophical literature on forgiveness that, ideally, will inform the psychological sciences in developing more philosophically accurate measures and psychological treatments of forgiveness, the volume will be of interest to students and researchers with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including philosophy, psychology, theology, religious studies, classics, history, politics, law, and education. 

Table of Contents

Section A: Background
Part I: Religious Traditions
Part II: Historic Treatments
Section B: Current Research
Part III: The Nature of Forgiveness
Part IV: Normative Issues
Part V: Empirical Findings

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Glen Pettigrove is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. He is the editor – with Christine Swanton – of Neglected Virtues (2022) and the author of Forgiveness and Love (2012).

Robert Enright holds the Aristotelian Professorship in Forgiveness Science within the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a licensed psychologist, and co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute. e is the author or editor of seven books including The Forgiving Life (2012), 8 Keys to Forgiveness (2015), Forgiveness Therapy (2015), and Forgiveness Is a Choice (2019).