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Abel, O. (1993). L'Autrement du monde: Entretien avec Stanislas Breton. In O. Abel (Ed.), Le pardon: Briser la dette et l'oubli (pp. 102 - 119). Paris: Editions Autrement. 

Adams, Marilyn. "God and Forgiveness." Faith and Philosophy, 8, no. 3 (July 1991).

Arendt, H. (1958). The human condition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Augsburger, D.  (1981). Caring enough to not forgive. Scottsdale,AZ: Herald. 

Bauer, L., Duffy, J., Fountain, E., Halling, S., Holzer, M., Jones, E., Leifer, M., & Rowe, J., (1992). Exploring self-forgiveness. Journal of Religion and Health, 31(2), 149-160. 

Beatty, Joseph. "Forgiveness." American Philosophical Quarterly, 7 (1970) 246-252.

Beck, J.R. "When To Forgive." Journal of Psychology and Christianity 14 (1995) 269-273.

Benson, C. (1992). Forgiveness and the psychotherapeutic process. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11(1), 76-81. 

Blumenthal, D. (1993).  Facing the abusing God: A theology of protest. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press. 

Blumenthal, David R. "Repentance and Forgiveness." Cross Currents (Spring 1998).

Bonar, C. A. (1989). Personality theories and asking forgiveness. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 8 (1), 45-51. 

Borobio, D. (1986). Sacramental forgiveness of sins. Concilium, 184 (April), 95 - 112. 

Bråkenhielm, C. R. (1993). Forgiveness . Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 

Brandsma, J. M. (1982). Forgiveness: A dynamic, theological and therapeutic analysis.   Pastoral Psychology,  31(1)  p. 40-50., 31(1), 40-50. 

Calian, C. S. (1981). Christian faith as forgiveness. Theology Today, 37, 439-443. 

Callahan, J. (1993). Forgiving the unforgivable. New Age Journal, Vol. X (5), 76 - 81, 141. 

Canale, J. (1990). Altruism and forgiveness as therapeutic agents in psychotherapy. Journal of Religion and Health, 29, 297-301. 

Card, Claudia. Mercy. Philosophical Review 81 (1972) 182-207.

Casarjian, R. (1992). Forgiveness:  A bold choice for a peaceful heart . New York: Bantam Books. 

Casarjian, R. (1998). The art of forgiving: A practical path to maturity and peace.

Cunningham, B. B. (1985). The will to forgive: A pastoral theological view of forgiving.  Journal of Pastoral Care;, 39(2), 141-149. 

Davenport, D. (1991). The functions of anger and forgiveness: Guidelines for psychotherapy with victims. Psychotherapy, 28(1), 140-144. 

DiBlasio, F. (1992). Forgiveness in psychotherapy: Comparison of older and younger therapists. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11(2), 181-187. 

DiBlasio, F., & Benda B. (1991). Practitioners, religion and the use of forgiveness in the clinical setting. Special Issue: Religious values in psychotherapy. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 10(2), 166 -172. 

Donnelly, Doris. "Forgiveness and Recidivism." Pastoral Psychology 33 (1984) 15-24.

Downie, R.S. "Forgiveness." Philosophical Quarterly 15 (1965) 128-134.

Dumortier, F.-X. (1993). Dimensions socio-politiques du mal et du pardon. In L.-M. Chauvet, & P. De Clerck (Ed.), Le sacrement du pardon: Entre hier et demain (pp. p. 125 - 138). Paris: Éditions Desclée. 

Duquoc, C. (1986). The forgiveness of God. Concilium, 184(April), 35-44. 

Eastin, D. L. (1989). The treatment of adult female incest survivors by psychological forgiveness processes. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Elizondo, V. (1986). I forgive but I do not forget. Concilium, 184(April), 69-79. 

Enright, R., and the Educational Psychology Group (1990). Must a Christian require repentance before forgiving? Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 9(3), 16-19. 

Enright, R., Gassin, E., & Wu, C. (1992). Forgiveness: a developmental view. Journal of Moral Education, 21(2), 99-114. 

Enright, R. & The Human Development Study Group (1991). The moral development of forgiveness. In W. Kurtines, & J. Gewirtz (Ed.), Handbook of Moral Behavior and Development (pp. 123-152). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. 

Enright, R., & Zell, R. (1989). Problems encountered when we forgive one another. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 8(1), 52-60. 

Enright, R. D., Santos, M. J., & Al-Mabuk, R. (1989). The adolescent as forgiver. Special Issue: Young people and the nuclear threat.  Journal of Adolescence 1989 Mar Vol. 12(1) 95-110, 12(1), 95-110. 

Enright, R., Eastin, D., Golden, S., Sarinopoulos, I., & Freedman, S. (1992). Interpersonal forgiveness within the helping professions: An attempt to resolve differences of opinion. Counseling and Values, 36, 84-103. 

Enright, R. , North, J. & Tutu, D. eds. (1998). Exploring Forgiveness.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Feller, J. (1977). Peut-on vraiment pardonner? Entretien avec le Père Pohier. La Vie Spirituelle, Special issue: Difficultés du Pardon (Mars-avril, 1977, No. 619, 131), 200 - 218. 

Fitzgibbons, R. P. (1986). The cognitive and emotive uses of forgiveness in the treatment of anger.  Psychotherapy, 23(4), 629-633. 

Flanigan, B. (1992). Forgiving the unforgivable: Overcoming the bitter legacy of intimate wounds . New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. 

Flanigan, B. (1996).  Forgiving yourself : A step-by-step guide to making peace with your mistakes and getting on with your life. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.

Fortune, M. (1988). Forgiveness: The last step. In A. L. Horton, & J. A. Williamson (Ed.), Abuse and religion: When praying isn't enough Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath. 

Freedman, S. (1994). Forgiveness as an educational intervention goal with incest survivors. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madision, 

Friedlander, A. H. (1986). Judaism and the concept of forgiveness. Christian Jewish Relations, 19(1), 6-13. 

Gartner, J. (1988). The capacity to forgive: An object relations perspective. Journal of Religion and Health, 27(4), 313-320. 

Gassin, E.A. and R.D. Enright. "The Will to Meaning in the Process of Forgiveness." Journal of Psychology and Christianity 14 (1995) 38-49.

Gingell, John. "Forgiveness and Power." Analysis 34 (1974) 180-183.

Gladson, J. (1992). Higher than the heavens: Forgiveness in the Old Testament. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11(2), 125-135. 

Golding, Martin. "Forgiveness and Regret." Philosophical Forum 16 (1984-85) 121-127.

Gorsuch, R., & Hao, J. (1993). Forgiveness: An exploratory factor analysis and its relationship to religious variables. Review of Religious Research, 34(4), p. 333 - 347. 

Haldeman-Jones, M. (1992). Implications from selected literary devices for a New Testament theology of grace and forgiveness. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11(2), 136-146. 

Hauerwas, Stanley. "Constancy and Forgiveness: The Novel as a School for Virtue." Notre Dame English Journal 15 (1983) 23-54.

Hope, D. (1987). The healing paradox of forgiveness. Psychotherapy, 24(2), 240-244. 

Horsbrugh, H.J.N. "Forgiveness." Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (1974) 269-282.

Hubaut, M. (1992). Pardonner oui ou non?  Paris: Desclée de Brouwer. 

Hughes, Martin. "Forgiveness." Analysis 35 (1975) 113-117.

Human Development Study Group (1991). Five points on the construct of forgiveness within psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 28(3), 493-496. 

Hunter, R. C. (1978).  Forgiveness, retaliation and paranoid reactions. Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, 23(3), 167-173. 

Jankélévitch, V. (1967). Le pardon. Paris: Éditions Montaigne. 

Kaufman, M. (1984). The courage to forgive. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 21, 177-187. 

Khamisa, A..(1998). Azim's bardo - A father's journey from murder to forgiveness. Rising Star Press.

Kolnai, A. (1973-1974). Forgiveness. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 74, 91-106. 

Laffitte, J. (1991). L'offense désarmée:  Essai sur le pardon chrétien. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Éditions du Moustier. 

Lewis, Meirlys. "On Forgiveness." Philosophical Quarterly 30 (1980) 235-245.

Lundeen, L. "Forgiveness and Human Relationships." In L. Aden and D.G. Benner (eds). Counseling and the Human Predicament: A Study of Sin, Guilt, and Forgiveness. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1989, pp. 177-193.

Martin, Ralph P. "Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Colossians." In R. Banks (ed.). Reconciliation and Hope: New Testament Essays on Atonement and Eschatology [FS. L. Morris]. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974, pp. 104-124.

Mauger, P., Freeman, T., McBride, A., Perry, J., Grove, D., & McKinney, K. (1992). The measurement of forgiveness: Preliminary research. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11(2), 170-180. 

McCullough, M.E., S.J. Sandage and E.J. Worthington. "Encouraging Clients to Forgive People Who Have Hurt Them: Review, Critique, and Research Prospectus." Journal of Psychology and Theology 22 (1994) 3-20.

McKeating, Henry. "Divine Forgiveness in the Psalms." Scottish Journal of Theology 18 (1965) 69- 83.

Minas, Anne. "God and Forgiveness." Philosophical Quarterly 25 (1975) 138-150.

Minow, M. (1998). Between vengeance and forgiveness : Facing history after genocide and mass violence.  Beacon Press.

Monbourquette, J. (1992). Comment pardonner? . Paris: Novalis et les Editions du Centurion. 

Myss, C. (1993). Forgiveness, illusion and the tribal mind. Convergence: A Magazine for Personal & Spiritual Growth & Holistic Health, 6(5), 2 - 4. 

Neblett, William, "Forgiveness and Ideals." Mind 83 (1974).

Newman, Louis E. "The Quality of Mercy: On the Duty to Forgive in the Judaic Tradition." Journal of Religious Studies 15 (Fall 1987) 155-172.

North, J. (1987). Wrongdoing and forgiveness. Philosophy, 42, 499-508. 

NurrieStearns, M. (1993). Forgiveness: How to make peace with your past. Lotus:  Journal for Personal Transformation, 3(1), 66 - 73. 

O'Shaughnessy, R.J. "Forgiveness." Philosophy 42 (1967) 336-352.

Pais, J. (1991). Suffer the children: A theology of liberation by a victim of child abuse . New York: Paulist Press. 

Pattison, E.M. "Punitive and Reconciliation Models of Forgiveness." In L. Aden and D.G. Benner (eds). Counseling and the Human Predicament: A Study of Sin, Guilt, and Forgiveness. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1989, pp. 162-176.

Patton, J. (1985). Is human forgiveness possible?  A pastoral care perspective . Nashville: Abingdon Press. 

Phillips, A. (1986). Forgiveness reconsidered. Christian Jewish Relations, 19(1), 14-21. 

Pingleton, J. (1993). Why we don't forgive: Diagnosis and treatment of failures in the forgiveness process. Paper presented at the First National Convention on Forgiveness. Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Kansas City, MO., April 1993. 

Pingleton, J.P. "The role and function of forgiveness in the psychotherapeutic process." Journal of Psychology and Theology 17 (1989) 27-35.

Pingleton, Jared P. "Why we donít forgive: A biblical and object relations theoretical model for understanding failures in the forgiveness process." Journal of Psychology and Theology 25/4 (1997) 403-413.

Raitt, Thomas M. "Why Does God Forgive?" Horizons in Biblical Theology 13 (1991) 38-58.

Richards, Norvin. "Forgiveness." Ethics 99 (1988) 77-97.

Rosenak, C., & Harnden, G. M. (1992). Forgiveness in the psychotherapeutic process: clinical applications. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11(2), 188-197. 

Rowe, J. O., & al. e. (1989). The psychology of forgiving another: A dialogal research approach. In R. S. Valle, & S. Halling (Ed.), Existential-Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology (pp. 233-244). New York: Plenum. 

Rubio, M. (1986). The Christian virtue of forgiveness. Concilium, 184(April), 80-94. 

Shontz, F.C. and C. Rosenak. "Psychological theories and the need for forgiveness: assessment and critique." Journal of Psychology and Christianity 7/1 (1988) 23-30.

Smedes, L. (1984). Forgive and forget: Healing the hurts we don't deserve . New York: Harper & Row. 

Smedes, L. (1996) The art of forgiving: When you need to forgive and don't know how. Nashville: Moorings.

Soares-Prabhu, G. (1986). 'As we forgive':  Interhuman forgiveness in the teaching of Jesus. Concilium, 184(April), 57-68. 

Sobrino, J. (1986). Latin America: Place of sin and forgiveness. Concilium, 184 (April), 45 - 56. 

Studzinski, R. (1986). Remember and forgive: Psychological dimensions of forgiveness. Concilium, 184 (April), 12-21. 

Subkoviak, M., Enright, R., Wu, C-R., Gassin, E., Freedman, S., Olson, L., & Sarinopoulos, I.  (1992). Measuring interpersonal forgiveness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (April, 1992). 

Twambley, P. "Mercy and Forgiveness." Analysis 36 (1976) 84-90.

Veenstra, G. "Forgiveness: A Critique of Adult Child Approaches." Journal of Psychology and Christianity 12 (1993) 58-68.

Veenstra, G. "Psychological Concepts of Forgiveness." Journal of Psychology and Christianity 11 (1992) 160-169.

Von Balthasar, Hans Urs. "Jesus and Forgiveness." Communio 11 (1984) 322-334.

Walters, R. P. (1984). Forgiving: An essential element in effective living. Studies-in-Formative-Spirituality, 5(3), 365-374. 

Wahking, H. "Spiritual growth through forgiveness." Journal of Psychology and Christianity 11 (1992) 198-206.

Wapnick, K. "Forgiveness: A spiritual psychotherapy." In E.M. Stam (ed.). Psychotherapy and the Religiously Committed Patient. New York: Haworth, 1985, pp. 47-54.

Wiesenthal, S. (1998). The sunflower. New York: Schocken Books. 

Zackrison, E. (1992). A theology of sin, grace and forgiveness. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11(2), 147-159.