Forgiving when the offense appears to be unforgivable: a narrative to help the hurt heal

Full Title
Forgiving when the offense appears to be unforgivable: a narrative to help the hurt heal
Author
Patricia Murphy
Abstract
This dissertation explores forgiving offenses that appear to be unforgiveable. The participants in this study were Christian women from various denominations who had experienced an offense that they found so egregious that it impacted their ability to move forward. The project examines human and divine forgiveness. Using the Scriptures, workshops, movies, writings and one-on-one counseling sessions with these participants, the dissertation also defines some of these offenses as they relate to similar offenses in the Bible. The dissertation is written as a narrative to help inform the validity of the overall project findings.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Douglas M Thorpe
Language
English
Date
2011