Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - 360 pages
Courage, restraint, forgiveness, generosity, tolerance, and fidelity -- Stephanie Dowrick shows how these virtues can lead to a fuller, more satisfying life.When faced by a series of life-changing personal crises, psychotherapist Stephanie Dowrick remembered what she had learned early in her training: there are qualities -- virtues -- that shape life for the better and that can be called upon in times of need. She turned to the humane virtues and found insights into living a life that is true to the self and leads to commitment to others. Dowrick grounds her work in real lives and incidents, drawing on those times when people needed the strength of a virtue to move onward with their lives. Ranging widely in Eastern and Western philosophy and religion as well as psychology, she explores courage, fidelity, restraint, generosity, tolerance, and forgiveness and discusses what they can teach us about honor, endurance, steadfastness, humility, and, above all, love. She shows how to gain and enact these virtues to create a rewarding life.-- Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love will inspire people to enact the humane virtues in their daily lives.
 

Table des matières

COURAGE
11
FIDELITY
69
RESTRAINT
131
GENEROSITY
183
TOLERANCE
235
FORGIVENESS
287
NOTES
349
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
360
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À propos de l'auteur (1997)

Stephaine Dowrick was born in New Zealand. She eventually moved to Europe, became involved in the Women's Liberation Movement, and founded the Women's Press in London. Dowrick's books, such as Running Backward Over Sand, Solitude, and Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love illustrate her social, moral and political interests. She has also written a novel.

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