Forgiveness Definition Paper
What is the definition of forgiveness that you now hold? (include: What is forgiveness? What is it not? Are there unforgiveable acts (why/why not)?).
• Provide support for your opinion (you must reference at least 3 scholarly journal articles, these can be assigned course readings).
• Why has your definition after course?
•Your paper must follow APA guidelines
•Write a 4 – 5 page paper (double spaced)
Some course information:
Forgiveness is Not: Forgetting, Condoning, Excusing, Justifying, Pardoning, Reconciliation
Unforgiveness and Mental Health: Chronic anger, Anxiety, General distress, Guilt, Depression
Unforgiveness and Physical Health: More fatigue, More chronic pain, Higher heart rate, Higher blood pressure, Decreased immune system functioning
Stress Eustress: Good stress, Motivating
Stress Distress: Bad stress, Negative physical reaction, Unforgiveness
How Does Forgiveness Help: Just imagining holding a grudge affects your body, Reduces physiological stress, Re-establishment of social support
act is unforgivable: The direct victims are dead, The act is absolutely inexcusable, The deed is of such enormity that victims could never be properly compensated, The consequences of the act = enormous harm, The act is of such enormity that resentment of it will forever be justified, The act violates profoundly important moral principles