A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

by Jennifer M. Sandoval
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Researching Social Psychology

Publication Date: February 17, 2017

ISBN: 9781317206828

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This book explores the psychological nature of forgiveness for both the subjective ego and what Jung called the objective psyche, or soul. Utilizing analytical, archetypal, and dialectical psychological approaches, the notion of forgiveness is traced from its archetypal and philosophical origins in Greek and Roman mythology through its birth and development in Judaic and Christian theology, to its modern functional character as self-help commodity, relationship remedy, and global necessity. Offering a deeper understanding of the concept of "true" forgiveness as a soul event, Sandoval reveals the transformative nature of forgiveness and the implications this notion has on the self and analytical psychology.