The Psychology of Forgiveness in the World Religions

  • Charles E. Farhadian
  • Robert A. Emmons
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


Understanding the psychology of forgiveness within the religions is critically important these days as religions seem to be among the most robust forces that can either help or hinder all kinds of human relationships. The topic of forgiveness occupies a central place in all of the major world religions, with the assumption that there is something wrong with the human condition. That is to say, something or many things need to be repaired, and the religions offer a variety of insight, wisdom, and aid to do so.


Religious Tradition Moral Consciousness Sacred Text Social Harmony World Religion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Farhadian
    • 1
  • Robert A. Emmons
    • 2
  1. 1.Religious Studies at Westmont CollegeSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Personality Psychology at the University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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