(RNS) Forgiveness scholar opens up on role of faith

Posted by Kendall Harmon

For more than a quarter of a century, psychologist Robert D. Enright has been a pioneer in the scientific study of forgiveness -- the kind of guy Time magazine once dubbed "the forgiveness trailblazer."

He's probed the mental and physical benefits that incest survivors, adult children of alcoholics, cardiac patients and others can enjoy if they choose to show mercy to those who have done them wrong.

His work has taken him to global hotspots, with a schools program of "forgiveness education" for Catholic and Protestant children in Northern Ireland, and a new project to promote e-mail dialogue among Jewish, Muslim and Christian children in Israel and Palestine.

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Posted February 25, 2011 at 7:31 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Pb wrote:

One Lent I did a personal bible study on the conept of forgiveness in the NT. It was profound. Even Jesus forgave this persecutors from the cross. We are forgiven as we forgive. This is a big teaching that is largely ignored by churches I attend.

February 25, 9:57 am | [comment link]
2. Pb wrote:

concept

February 25, 9:58 am | [comment link]
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