Receiving Forgiveness as Moral Education: a theoretical analysis and initial empirical investigation

Journal of Moral Education 27 (1):71-87 (1998)
Abstract The importance of forgiveness is being recognised increasingly in psychological and educational circles. However, most work to date has focused on the experience of offering forgiveness to another. This article represents a theoretical and empirical analysis of the much?neglected experience of accepting another's forgiveness. Most previous theorising suggests the outcomes of receiving forgiveness are positive, but research in related areas implies that this might not always be the case. Quantitative and qualitative data in this article suggest that the effects of accepting another's forgiveness are usually positive. These effects are explored from psychological, social and moral vantage points, and recommendations for moral education programmes are offered
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/0305724980270105
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 15,904
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Molly Andrews (2000). Forgiveness in Context. Journal of Moral Education 29 (1):75-86.
Jonathan Jacobs (2013). “Forgiveness and Perfection,”. In David Konstan Charles Grisowld (ed.), Ancient Forgiveness. Cambridge University Press
Christopher Bennett (2003). Personal and Redemptive Forgiveness. European Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):127–144.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

10 ( #228,010 of 1,725,447 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #268,753 of 1,725,447 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.