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Forgiveness

Angelica, Suor
is forgiven by the Virgin Mary for ill-considered suicide. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Suor Angelica, Westerman, 364]
Bishop of Digne
character who forgives Jean Valjean when latter steals the bishop’s valuables. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
Christ
forgives man for his sins. [Christianity: Misc.]
fatted
calf killed to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:23]
Matthias
of his brother, for twenty years’ false imprisonment. [Ger. Opera: Kienzl, The Evangelist, Westerman, 264]
Melibee
shepherd who pardons his enemies. [Br. Lit.: Canter-bury Tales, “Tale of Melibee”]
Myriel, Bishop
saintly cleric befriends Jean Valjean after the latter steals his candlesticks. [Fr. Lit.: Victor Hugo Les Misérables]
Porgy
of Bess’s promiscuity with Crown. [Am. Opera: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Westerman, 555]
prodigal son
received with open arms by loving father. [N.T.: Luke 15:20–21]
Tannhäuser
unexpectedly absolved by the Pope for sinning in the Venusberg. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]
Timberlane, Cass
receives Jinny after her extramarital venture. [Am. Lit.: Cass Timberlane]
Titus Roman
emperor pardons those attempting his destruction. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, Westerman, 100–101]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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'I told the bishop that I am asking for forgiveness for all those killed in our war on drugs because it [bothers] my conscience.
First, it is important to explore potential mediating mechanisms through which dynamic R/S variables affect intergroup forgiveness. For example, victims may have an easier time forgiving to the degree that they relinquish the role of justice to the Sacred.
It does something much more profound: it asks us to consider our own capacity for the unforgivable, our ability to bear the unforgivable, and the measure of our own powers of forgiveness. Because that's how forgiveness is so often framed in her stories: as a kind of power.
He also admitted the Church had exploited vulnerable people that were forced into unpaid or poorly paid manual labour by clergy and asked for forgiveness again.
"We ask forgiveness for the abuses in Ireland, abuses of power, of conscience, and sexual abuses perpetrated by members with roles of responsibility in the church," he said.
By definition, the act of forgiveness (granting or seeking) occurs in the context of a transgression (by self or others).
Failing to understand the basic principles of forgiveness has caused countless people to experience unhealthy feelings of guilt that lead to worry, depression, loss of inner peace, fear, low self-esteem, loneliness and a sense of alienation from our Creator.
For our theme, since the novel intertwines forgiveness with suffering--indeed forgiveness increases suffering--it obstructs a clear, unambiguous conceptual justification for the essential goodness of forgiveness.
The first thing we need to understand is that forgiveness is a challenging process.
I've had others tell me they think forgiveness means they have to restore the relationship with someone who is toxic or dangerous.
As a cognitive, emotional, and behavioral response to interpersonal conflict, forgiveness generally refers to absolving another person of blame, or giving up claims on another of debt, loan, obligation, or other claims, which is different from condoning, excusing, forgetting, pardoning, and reconciliation (e.g., Eaton & Struthers, 2006; Ryan & Kumar, 2005; van der Wal, Karremans, & Cillessen, 2016).