Forgiveness Other Acts of Love

Forgiveness   Other Acts of Love

Stephanie Dowrick's most loved best-seller reexamines the six great humane virtues - courage, fidelity, restraint, generosity, tolerance and forgiveness virtues - that can literally transform the way we see ourselves and other.

Author: Stephanie Dowrick

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741769647

Category: Self-Help

Page: 363

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Stephanie Dowrick's most loved best-seller reexamines the six great humane virtues - courage, fidelity, restraint, generosity, tolerance and forgiveness virtues - that can literally transform the way we see ourselves and other.
Categories: Self-Help

The Forgiveness Handbook

The Forgiveness Handbook

Forgiveness is not forgetting; forgiveness is choosing not to actively remember. ... Stephanie Dowrick, author of Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, suggests that to find our way to forgiveness, we may need to momentarily circumvent ...

Author: The Editors at Skylight Paths

Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594735776

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Inspiration and encouragement from across faith traditions for all who seek hope and wholeness through letting go. “The burden of a grudge, resentment or bitterness is not fully understood until the act of forgiving another lifts it and the freedom of grace given is experienced. How weighed down we are with being unforgiving! When you truly forgive from the heart … you know it by the liberation of your own soul.” —Rev. Timothy J. Mooney, in “A Choice and a Gift” Old wounds can bind up your heart and keep you from fully loving—and fully living—in the present. Your pain may come from devastating trauma or unconscious resentment from accumulated everyday grievances. No matter the depth of the hurt, true healing comes from the courage to face the past and begin the process of letting go. These offerings of warmth and wisdom from many different faiths, backgrounds and perspectives will encourage you to begin your own journey toward the wholeness and freedom that comes from true forgiveness. CONTRIBUTORS: Marcus Aurelius • Nancy L. Bieber • Rev. Carolyne Call • Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell • Nancy Barrett Chickerneo, PhD • Paul Wesley Chilcote, PhD • William Cleary •Nancy Corcoran, CSJ • Linda Douty • Rabbi Ted Falcon • Marcia Ford • Marie M. Fortune • Tamar Frankiel, PhD • Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, DHL • Caren Goldman • Rev. Steven Greenebaum • Judy Greenfeld • Kent Ira Groff • Diana L. Guerrero • Karyn D. Kedar • Kay Lindahl • Rabbi David Lyon • Pastor Don Mackenzie • St. Maximos • Ron Miller • Diane M. Millis, PhD • Rev. Timothy J. Mooney • John Philip Newell • Linda Novick • Rev. Larry J. Peacock • Gordon Peerman • M. Basil Pennington, OCSO • Jan Phillips • Susan Quinn • Imam Jamal Rahman • Marty Richards, MSW, LCSW • The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson, PhD • Rev. Nanette Sawyer • Rev. Donna Schaper • Katharine Jefferts Schori • Rami Shapiro • Louise Silk • Rev. Susan Sparks • Aaron Spevack, PhD • Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz • Molly and Bernie Srode • Tom Stella • Sohaib N. Sultan • Terry Taylor • Yoland Trevino • Rev. Jane E. Vennard • The Rev. Peter Wallace • Cynthia Winton-Henry
Categories: Self-Help

Forgiveness And Abuse Jewish And Christian Reflections

Forgiveness And Abuse  Jewish And Christian Reflections

Derrida, J. (2001). On cosmopolitanism and forgiveness. London, Routledge. Dowrick, S. (1997). Forgiveness and other acts of love: Finding true value in your life. Ringwood: Viking. Flanigan, B. (1992). Forgiving the unforgivable.

Author: Marie Fortune

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136417436

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Explore what forgiveness means in the context of sexual and domestic abuse! Using research, studies, stories, and prayer, Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections focuses on the views and opinions of these two prominent religions as well as shares the wisdom of their traditional teachings. Forgiveness is an essential concept for many survivors of abuse as well as the perpetrators. Some believe that urging victims to simply “forgive and forget” in the face of such harsh realities may not be practical and could actually endanger the healing process. Forgiveness and Abuse studies several aspects of the spiritual influence in forgiving and vindicating abusive crimes, including: traditional views of forgiveness and repentance using excerpts from Jewish law a clinical study examining the relationship between forgiveness and mental health as well as comparing Christian and Jewish responses to a questionnaire regarding forgiveness abuse of children and adults by members of the clergy: the roles of the victims, the abuser, and the church the differences between forgiveness and reconciliation and whether they are both necessary so much more! Several of the historical practices of Christianity and Judaism regarding abuse, its public acknowledgment, and its forgiveness have been harshly criticized. Forgiveness and Abuse offers you new insight on the spiritual connections between religion, abuse, and forgiveness, and brings you hope as religious leaders unite to better themselves and others. With the events of recent years weighing on society’s shoulders, this collection is profoundly significant for clergy, counselors, therapists, and survivors, as well as the perpetrators themselves.
Categories: Religion

Acts of Trust

Acts of Trust

... and Stephanie Dowrick's wonderful mix of Buddhist teaching and psychotherapeutic ideas Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love have been key players in the growth in understanding we have gained of ourselves and others.

Author: Mary Farrell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458779441

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

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Without trust, our lives would be impossible. Every relationship we have, whatever its nature, depends on trust for its successful continuance. Sometimes life itself depends on it. But how do we trust other people? What happens to us when we engage in acts of trust? And what happens to us when our trust is betrayed? Mary Farrell examines issues of trust through a series of stories: true stories about exceptional people who have engaged in extraordinary acts of trust. In doing so, she sheds light on the nature of our relationships and how they operate. The stories include that of the Native American woman who runs a wolf sanctuary and lives and works with wild animals; the circus couple who need absolute trust to perform a ''William Tell'' act on each other; the story of horse-whisperer Franklin Levinson; the story of bestselling author Susan Winter, who has studied relationships between older women and younger men; and the story of actor Michael Hurst (Iolaus in the television series Hercules). Psychotherapist Mary Farrell understands that trust is an essential part of all our lives. Through a wide array of examples from the theatre and television, including shows like Hercules and The Sopranos, she illustrates and analyses trust in action. Using the principles and techniques of psychotherapy, she shows us how to relate such acts of trust to our own lives. Farrell also looks at the negative sides of trust, including deceit, betrayal and disbelief. This is a truly unique book that will enlighten and delight anyone who is seeking a deeper understanding of their relationships.
Categories: Psychology

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

When a Pope Asks Forgiveness . Boston : Pauline Books and Media , 1998 . Aikman , David . Great Souls . ... Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love . New York : W.W. Norton , 1997 . Enright , Robert , and Joanna North , eds .

Author: Michael Henderson

Publisher: Arnica Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0972653562

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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"Describes a series of situations in which people are reconciled to some injustice and manage to come to a better understanding and, sometimes, to forgive . . .For anyone interested in the subject, I would highly recommend it." --Rachel Billington, "Inside Time" in the National Newspaper for Prisoners How could survivors of the Burma Road, the Siberian Gulag, or Nazi atrocities forgive those who harmed them? How can representatives of entire populations--Australian Aborigines, African Americans, and black South Africans--be reconciled with whites who exploited them? And how can the offenders find the grace to apologize? Michael Henderson writes about dozens of remarkable people of many nations and faiths who have, by repentance and forgiveness, been able to break the chain of hate through repentance and forgiveness.
Categories: Social Science

The Magic of Forgiveness

The Magic of Forgiveness

Dowrick, Stephanie. Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love ... New York: Viking, 1997. Enright, Robert. Forgiveness Is a Choice. Washington, D.C.: International Forgiveness Institute, APA Books, 2000. ––––––––. Helping Clients Forgive.

Author: Tian Dayton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757399886

Category: Self-Help

Page: 350

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Forgiveness is not an event, it is a process. Forgiveness is most powerful when a woman reaches midlife: a natural time for reflection when she stands at a biological and emotional crossroads. In this groundbreaking book—the first of its kind for women—acclaimed therapist Tian Dayton shows women how assessing their lives and forgiving old wounds is as essential to their well-being as proper nutrition and retirement planning. In forgiving, we must work through layers of issues, pain and resentment. Because of this, the process is of great psychological, emotional and spiritual benefit. Left unresolved, past hurts wield their power from within and can contribute to depression and anxiety, undermining the immune system and ultimately opening the door to a multitude of diseases. And harboring resentment prevents us from engaging in deep, meaningful relationships. Through solid research, poignant case studies and personal examples, Dr. Dayton guides women through the sometimes painful but healing process to provide the comfort that may have eluded them for years. This beautifully written book will open women's eyes to the liberating power of forgiveness and provide the ability to find true joy.
Categories: Self-Help

Hell and Divine Goodness

Hell and Divine Goodness

After all, love is epitomized in forgiveness and other acts of grace. While the love-web approach constitutes an advance over the previously considered views, it is not without its difficulties. First, it assumes that there are clear ...

Author: James S. Spiegel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532640971

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Within the Christian theological tradition there has always been a variety of perspectives on hell, usually distinguished according to their views about the duration of hell's torments for the damned. Traditionalists maintain that the suffering of the damned is everlasting. Universalists claim that eventually every person is redeemed and arrives in heaven. And conditional immortalists, also known as "conditionalists" or "annihilationists," reject both the concept of eternal torment as well as universal salvation, instead claiming that after a finite period of suffering the damned are annihilated. Conditionalism has enjoyed somewhat of a revival in scholarly circles in recent years, buoyed by the influential biblical defense of the view by Edward Fudge. However, there has yet to appear a book-length philosophical defense of conditionalism . . . until now. In Hell and Divine Goodness, James Spiegel assesses the three major alternative theories of hell, arriving at the conclusion that the conditionalist view is, all things considered, the most defensible position on the issue.
Categories: Religion

Daily Acts of Love

Daily Acts of Love

Author: Stephanie Dowrick

Publisher: Claremont

ISBN: 0734305583

Category: Love

Page: 64

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Categories: Love