In your answer to my recent question about why so many people use the word “forgiveness” but misunderstand it, I have this follow-up question: Is it true that if I read a journal article with the word “forgiveness” in the title, then that article actually might not be about forgiveness at all, but instead may have distortions about what forgiveness is?

Yes, this is a very insightful point.  Just because a journal article passes the peer-review process, this does not mean that the article actually is about forgiveness in its full sense or even in a true sense.  Be careful when you read the academic literature on forgiveness because the authors’ understanding of forgiveness may be distorted.  Ask yourself: What truly is forgiveness and are these authors being consistent in understanding what it is?

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