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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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Peer-Reviewed Journal       (Image 1)



Search Strategies: These peer-reviewed articles were found using the search engine "Academic Search Complete" and the key word "Forgiveness" accessed from NAU's Cline Library form my.nau.edu through the "Learning" tab on the home page. Results were limited to the range of years 2005-2011 for relevancy to current topics. (Debra Fuller)


Frise, N. R. and McMinn, M. R. (2010). Forgiveness and reconciliation: The differing perspectives of psychologists and Christian theologians. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 38(2), 83-90. (Debra Fuller)  Read

Abstract: This is a 9 page journal article discussing the differences and similarities in perspectives among psychologists and theologians regarding forgiveness and reconciliation. (Debra Fuller)


Glaeser, M. (2008, December). What does it take to let go? An investigation into the facilitating and obstructing factors of forgiveness - the therapist's perspective: Research report. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 21(4), 337-348. (Debra Fuller)

Abstract: In this 13 page article Glaeser includes the methods, results, and discussion from a questionnaire about forgiveness. It discusses peoples' perceptions about forgiveness, affects of influences like religion, and the benefits of true forgiveness. (Debra Fuller)


Rapske, D. L, Boon, S. D., Alibhai, A. M., and Kheong, M. J. (2010). Not forgiven, not forgotten: An investigation of unforgiven interpersonal offenses. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29(10), 1100-1130. (Debra Fuller) 

Abstract: Are there times when forgiveness isn't a good idea? This 32 page paper expresses the authors attempt to address this new question. It also talks about the differences in ideas between the psychologists' and theologians' approaches, events likely to be unforgiven, and pros and cons of forgiving and not forgiving. (Debra Fuller)



"I have discovered that most people who tell me that they cannot forgive a person

who wronged them are handicapped by a mistaken understanding of

what forgiving is."

~Lewis B. Smedes - The Art of Forgiving: When You Need

To Forgive And Don't Know How





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Comments (3)

Student said

at 9:46 am on Apr 26, 2011

I added image 1, a link to read the first article, and the quotation by Lewis B. Smedes at the bottom of the page. (Debra Fuller)

Student said

at 9:04 pm on Apr 28, 2011

I reworded awkward wording and corrected mispellings and punctutation. (Debra Fuller)

Student said

at 5:24 pm on May 1, 2011

I adjusted font colors and sizes. (Debra Fuller)

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