Self-forgiveness and forgiveness

Heythrop Journal 53 (4):678-689 (2011)
Abstract
If the notion of a victim's forgiveness encounters scepticism in today's world, more so the notion of self-forgiveness by the offender. However, a failure to forgive oneself, when self-forgiveness is appropriate, may be detrimental to one's moral and psychological well-being. Self-forgiveness is called for when guilt, self-hatred and shame reach high levels. Further, a third party's assurance that the offence is forgivable may contribute considerably to the completion of the self-forgiveness process. This article explores the notion of forgiveness of self and compares it with the notion of forgiveness of others. In addition, guilt and shame, right and wrong, repentance and dealing with the consequences of harmful actions are examined in the context of self-forgiveness
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