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Getting Even - Forgiveness and its Limits


Jeffrie G. Murphy


Arizona State University College of Law


Jeffrie G. Murphy, GETTING EVEN - FORGIVENESS AND ITS LIMITS, Oxford University Press, 2003

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This book - drawing from the resources of philosophy, law, psychology, religion, and literature - argues that vindictive emotions (anger, resentment, and the desire for revenge) deserve a more legitimate place in our moral, emotional, legal and even religious lives than we currently recognize and that forgiveness, though often a great virtue, deserves to be more cautiously and selectively granted. The book explores such diverse issues as the relation between criminal punishment and revenge, victim impact statements in criminal sentencing, the current trendy movement of forgiveness counseling in psychotherapy, self forgiveness, repentance, and the relationship between religious (particularly Christian) commitments to forgiveness and punishment - particularly capital punishment.

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Date posted: April 8, 2003  

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Murphy, Jeffrie G., Getting Even - Forgiveness and its Limits. Jeffrie G. Murphy, GETTING EVEN - FORGIVENESS AND ITS LIMITS, Oxford University Press, 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=393721

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Jeffrie G. Murphy (Contact Author)
Arizona State University College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
(480) 965-5856 (Phone)
(480) 965-2427 (Fax)
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