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ERIC Number: EJ853482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Teaching and Learning Forgiveness: A Multidimensional Approach
Malcolm, Lois; Ramsey, Janet
Teaching Theology & Religion, v9 n3 p175-185 Jul 2006
This essay seeks to illumine the teaching and learning of the practice of forgiveness by relating a range of theoretical perspectives (theological, psychological, and socio-cultural) to the process of cultivating the practical wisdom needed for forgiveness. We discuss how a Trinitarian "epistemology of the cross" might lead one to a new way of perceiving life's constraints and possibilities and relate this theological epistemology to three psychological approaches for understanding forgiveness--a narrative approach, object-relations theory, and consciousness development theory. Our discussion of these theoretical perspectives is explicitly related to the practice of teaching and learning forgiveness, outlining learning activities we have used in a course we taught (which ranged from case studies and film to lectures and discussions based on close readings of biblical and theological texts) and reporting highlights in our students' work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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