South of Forgiveness

Author: THORDIS. STRANGER ELVA (TOM.),Tom Stranger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911617136

Category: Forgiveness

Page: 320

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A woman, a man, a rape, and a hard journey from violence to reconciliation. Thordis Elva was sixteen when she was raped by her then-boyfriend, Tom Stranger. Like most instances of sexual violence, it was never reported to the police. Sixteen years later, she boards a plane to do an extraordinary thing: fly seven thousand miles to meet up with the man who turned her life upside down, to confront the past and find out if reconciliation is possible. South of Forgivenessis an unprecedented collaboration between a survivor and a perpetrator, each equally committed to exploring the darkest moment of their lives. It is a true story about being bent but not broken, of facing fear with courage, and of finding hope even in the most wounded of places.

Love's Forgiveness

Author: John Lippitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192606360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Love's Forgiveness combines a discussion of the nature and ethics of forgiveness with a discussion—inspired by Kierkegaard—of the implications of considering interpersonal forgiveness as a 'work of love'. It introduces the reader to some key questions that have exercised recent philosophers of forgiveness, discussing the relationship between forgiveness and an extended notion of resentment; considering whether forgiveness should be conditional or unconditional (showcasing a particular understanding of the latter); and arguing that there are legitimate forms of third party forgiveness. It then introduces the idea of forgiveness as a work of love through a discussion of Kierkegaard, key New Testament passages on forgiveness, and some contemporary work on the philosophy of love. Drawing on both philosophy and the New Testament, it offers an understanding of forgiveness that incorporates both agapic love and a proper concern for justice. John Lippitt explores religious and secular uses of key metaphors for forgiveness, and the idea of forgivingness as a character trait, suggesting that seeking to correct for various cognitive biases is key to the development of such a virtue, and connecting it to other putative virtues, such as humility and hope. Lippitt draws on both Kierkegaard's discourse literature and contemporary philosophical work on these latter characteristics, before turning to a discussion of the nature of self-forgiveness. Throughout the book, the philosophical and theological literature is rooted in a discussion of various 'forgiveness narratives', including Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking, Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger's South of Forgiveness, and Ian McEwan's Atonement.

Dimensions of Justice

Author: William C. Heffernan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449634079


Page: 346

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Further Reading; Notes; Chapter 9 Transitional Justice: New Democracies Grapple with Their Past; Coming to Terms with the Past: Justice vs. National Reconciliation; The Problem of Punishment; Corrective Justice for Victims of Human Rights Abuses; Summary; Further Reading; Notes; Chapter 10 The Right to be Let Alone: Determining the Scope of Personal Freedom; The Harm Principle; Paternalism; Harm to Third Parties; Moral Relativism and the Diversity of Human Practices; The Possibility of an Offense Principle; Summary; Further Reading; Notes; Part 3 Doing Justice Within the Law.

Africa Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa

Page: N.A

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The Book of Forgiving

Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho Tutu

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062203584

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2011

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation. Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.

Preaching Promise withing the Paradoxes of Life

Author: Len Hansen


ISBN: 1928314481

Category: Religion

Page: 346

View: 4873

Paradoxes have become characteristic of the world we live in - poverty and privilege, empire and oppression, migration and enclaveseeking, war and peace, justice and injustice, reconciliation and revenge. During the 2016 Societas Homiletica annual conference held in South Africa, these paradoxes served as a rediscovery of the calling of preachers to deliver the promise that lies within life's contradictions. A divine promise brought forth by the grace of God and the gospel of Christ - embodied in and through us by the Spirit of Christ. This promise may take many forms and calls for discernment and often interrupts the status quos in surprising, shocking ways. It is a promise that interrupts, in order to comfort.

In Search of Adventure

Author: Bruce Northam,Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 1888729031

Category: Travel

Page: 459

View: 8012

These short travel essays from around the globe get to the heart of what the words travel and adventure really mean. In Search of Adventure explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of what travelling the world has to offer. The "Trampled Underfoot" section features tales of woe on the road -- the worst of the worst, or making the best of the worst. In "Global Issues & Viewpoints," authors explore the changing world, oppressive governments, and the homogenising of world cultures. From warm and inviting to raw and shocking, these non-fiction travel pieces present disparate viewpoints on the diverse world in which we live and leave no emotion untouched.

Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies

Author: Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135189722

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 1518

Despite the increasing frequency of truth commissions, there has been little agreement as to their long-term impact on a state's political and social development. This book uses a multi-method approach to examine the impact of truth commissions on subsequent human rights protection and democratic practice. Providing the first cross-national analysis of the impact of truth commissions and presenting detailed analytical case studies on South Africa, El Salvador, Chile, and Uganda, author Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm examines how truth commission investigations and their final reports have shaped the respective societies. The author demonstrates that in the longer term, truth commissions have often had appreciable effects on human rights, but more limited impact in terms of democratic development. The book concludes by considering how future research can build upon these findings to provide policymakers with strong recommendations on whether and how a truth commission is likely to help fragile post-conflict societies. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Transition Justice, Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies, Democratization Studies, International Law and International Relations.

Atonement and Forgiveness

Author: Roy L. Brooks

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520239415

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 7322

A comprehensive discussion of the history of the black reparations movement offers a plan for repairing the damaged relationship between the federal government and black Americans.

Barcelona 2004 - Edges of Experience: Memory and Emergence

Author: Lyn Cowan

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856309691

Category: Psychology

Page: 1380

View: 8141

The stimulating program featured clinical, artistic, historical and other interests and concerns of Jungian Psychology today, with wide-ranging presentations and events. From the Contents: Cultural Complexes in the Group and the Individual Psyche by Thomas Singer, Sam Kimbles Descent and Emergence Symbolized in Four Alchemical Paintings by Dyane Sherwood An Archetypal Approach to Drugs and AIDS: A Brazilian Perspective by Dartiu Xavier da Silveira Frida Kahlo by Mathy Hemsari Cassab Images from ARAS: Healing our Sense of Exile from Nature by Ami Ronnberg Trauma and Individuation by Ursula Wirtz Human Being Human: Subjectivity and the Individuation of Culture by Christopher Hauke Studies of Analytical Long-Term Therapy by Wolfram Keller, Rainer Dilg & Seth Isaiah Rubin Analysis in the Shadow of Terror by Henry Abramovitch Ethics in the IAAP – A New Resource by Luigi Zoja, Liliana Wahba & Hester Solomon Hope Abandoned and Recovered in the Psychoanalytic Situation by Donald Kalsched In the Footsteps of Eranos by P. Kugler, H. Kawai, D. Miller, G. Quispel & R. Hinshaw The Self, the Symbolic and Synchronicity by George Hogenson Memory and Emergence by John Dourley Bild, Metapher & Symbol: An der Grenze der kommunizierbaren Erfahrung by M. Krapp Broken Vessels – Living in two Worlds: Some Aspects of Working with Clients with a Physical Disability by Kathrin Asper & Elizabeth Martigny