forgiver


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Synonyms for forgiver

a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense

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Whether the motive needs to involve repentance on the part of the wrongdoer or might simply be a desire to be perfect on the part of the forgiver ("Be ye therefore perfect" being the conclusion of Christ's admonition in the passage from Matthew) is open to argument.
Pearlman intimate that victim identity-loss and emotional disturbance complicate the replication of a Christian pattern that presumes a willing and able forgiver.
Forgiving someone who claims not to need forgiving seems to insult the idea of forgiveness and the integrity of the forgiver.
Levi, in fact, anticipated this line of attack in his essay, "The Intellectual in Auschwitz," collected in The Drowned and the Saved, which counters Jean Amery's description of him as "The Forgiver.
Truth holds the forgiver and the forgiven responsible to each other.
A signifies an altruistic gift of forgiveness--not on the basis of forgiveness being deserved but on the basis that the forgiver wants to do something virtuous to bless the offender.
In fact, he is described in the Qur'an as the Forgiver and the oft-forgiving.
God as Giver and Forgiver are twin perspectives Volf offers readers interested in a theological foundation for forgiveness.
For example, research has examined what makes a person more or less likely to forgive (see Worthington, 2005 for a review) and what benefits the forgiver receives when they grant forgiveness (e.
It heals the forgiver and communicates God's mercy to the sinner.
From within the psychological community, forgiveness can be viewed as a unilateral act of mercy offered to the offender by the forgiver (Enright & Fitzgibbons, 2000).
In all the academic talk it's easy to lose sight of the enormous act of will, or goodwill, required to forgive when it really counts, that is, when the offense done to the forgiver is serious enough to be worth studying in the first place.
In Enright's model the forgiver moves through four phases: uncovering anger (acknowledging the pain and exploring the injustice), deciding to forgive (exploring forgiveness and making a commitment to work toward forgiveness), working on forgiveness (refraining and developing empathy and compassion for the offender and hearing the pain), and the outcome (healing is experienced) (Freedman, Enright, & Knutson, 200.
Matthew 6:15), forgiveness is not commended to Christians merely because of the benefits to the forgiver.
Worthington (1998) described forgiveness as an act that evolves from empathetic feelings for the transgressor as well as humility on the part of the forgiver as he or she recognizes his or her own fallibility.