The Science of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

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The Science of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
15 Lectures (5 CDs)
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This powerful course brings cutting-edge science into the mainstream.

At first glance, you might think forgiveness looks like a bundle of paradoxes: “Love your enemies,” and what have you (Matthew 5:44 NABRE). But in recent decades, scientists have picked up where philosophers and theologians left off—confirming the many benefits that practicing forgiveness will bring you.

Your guide is Professor Everett Worthington, Ph.D.—who is part of the generation that first took an interest in studying forgiveness scientifically and clinically. He brings decades of experience in couple counseling, as well as research on forgiveness in the context of justice and faith, to the fore.

Because the scientific interest in forgiveness falls under the general rubric of positive psychology, forgiveness is seen as a choice—and a good habit to get into. Studies show that the consistent practice of forgiveness reaps rewards to your physical, psychological, relational, and spiritual health and wellbeing. On a bigger scale, forgiveness is a central pillar in promoting peace among groups, organizations, and societies.

This is where the rubber meets the road. How can you apply these findings to your individual situation? Prof. Worthington offers you practical guidance about interventions—devoting special attention to his REACH Forgiveness model.

Through this groundbreaking and masterful course, you will acquire the tools to think not only philosophically or theologically about forgiveness, but also practically. You’ll find that the scientific approach to forgiveness will indelibly enrich your life and relationships.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Themes for the Course
  • The Contexts of Forgiveness
  • Theories of Forgiveness
  • The Stress-and-Coping Theory of Forgiveness
  • Studying Forgiveness Scientifically
  • The Offender
  • Predictors of Forgiveness
  • Consequences of Forgiveness
  • Social Psychology of Forgiveness
  • Societal Forgiveness
  • Interventions
  • REACH Forgiveness
  • Self-Forgiveness
  • The Future of the Science of Forgiveness
  • Heroic Forgiveness
About Your Presenter

Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, an award-winning professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a world-leading expert on forgiveness research. Prof. Worthington has published more than 38 books and 440 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, marriage, and family topics. He actively holds workshops and gives talks internationally, in addition to maintaining a website of free resources. Formerly President of the American Psychological Association Division 36 (the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), Prof. Worthington is a clinical fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. His awards include VCU’s Award for Excellence, and the Humanitarian Award from the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. In 2016, he was named one of the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia’s 13 Outstanding Professors in the Commonwealth.


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