• Finney, Charles : Charles Finney (1792-1875) was a prominent evangelical and revivalist during the Second Great Awakening.
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  • Forgiveness: Beliefs about forgiveness and the importance of forgiving oneself and others.
  • Forgiveness: Extent to which the respondent believes in forgiveness of self and others.
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ARDA Dictionary
  • Atonement:A term in both Judaism and Christianity referring to the forgiveness of sins. For Christians, atonement is found through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. For Jews, atonement is found on the holiday Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), where practitioners ask God to forgive them of the sin they committed in the past year (Prothero 2008: 199).
  • Love-oriented, Self-centered Religion:“Oriented toward the forgiveness of one's own sins” (McConahay and Hough 1973: 56). This is in contrast to God's love toward all of humanity (see Love-oriented, Other-centered Religion).
  • Brief RCOPE:A 14-item scale that is widely used by psychologists to measure religious coping (Pargament et al. 1998). Seven items assess positive religious coping strategies (e.g., seeking spiritual support, seeking religious help to forgive others, collaborating with God, etc.), while the other seven items measure negative religious coping strategies (e.g., believing God is punishing them, not loving, or has deserted them). Although positive coping tends to be more prevalent than negative coping, both tend to present themselves to some degree given the situation (see Koenig, Pargament, and Nielsen 1998). Many studies find that negative religious coping is associated with poor mental health, although there have been some cases where positive religious coping also was associated with poor mental health (for a discussion, see Koenig et al. 2012: 94-120). There also is a long version of the Brief RCOPE, known simply as the RCOPE, which consists of 105 items.
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Citations are taken from the Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database, created and updated by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio). The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.
  • Adult Life Satisfaction and the Role of Forgveness after Childhood Sexual Abuse: Evidence from a Seventh-day Adventist Cohort.
    Morton, Kelly R., Laura Tanzini, and Jerry W. Lee (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:1: 138-152.
    Analyzes 2010-11 data, subsample of respondents who had been abused during childhood. Forgiveness by God mediated by forgiveness of self buffered negative effects of abuse on life satisfaction.
    Associated Search Terms: Forgiveness; Abuse; Life satisfaction; Seventh-day Adventist
  • Framing forgiveness: An analysis from the offender's point of view.
    Smith, Ryan A. (2019)
    Review of Religious Research 61:4: 341-363.
    Content analysis of last statements of prisoners executed by the state of Texas 1982-2016. Interprets in terms of coping theory.
    Associated Search Terms: Forgiveness; Content analysis; Coping; Capital punishment; Prisoners
  • Forgiveness, attachment to God, and mental health outcomes in older U.S. adults: A longitudinal study.
    Kent, Blake Victor, Matt Bradshaw, and Jeremy E. Uecker (2018)
    Research on Aging 40;5: 456-479.
    Analyzes sample data from older 2. adults with religious backgrounds in order to examine the relationships among two types of divine forgiveness & 3 indicators of psychological well-being as well as the moderating role of attachment to God.
    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, psychological; Attachment to God; Forgiveness; Gerontology
  • "Four Gods" in maximum security prison: Images of God, religiousness, and worldviews among inmates.
    Jang, Sung Joon, Joshua Hays, Byron R. Johnson, Michael Hallett, and Grant Duwe (2018)
    Review of Religious Research 60: 331-365.
    Analyzes survey data from prisoners in the Louisiana State Prison ("Angola"). Prisoners' images of God parallel those of the general U.S. population. An "engaged" God image predicts less cynical & negative views of law & punishment, & perceive God as forgiving. Religiosity mediated the effects.
    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Prisoners; Religiosity
  • Belief in human sinfulness, belief in experiencing divine forgiveness, and psychiatric symptoms.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., Christopher G. Ellison, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Amy M. Burdette (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 1-26.
    Analyzes 2004 U.S.A. e-mail survey data. Finds a positive association between belief in human sinfulness & 6 psychiatric symptoms, & a negative one between belief in divine forgiveness & 6 symptoms, as well as some inetraction effects.
    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Forgiveness; Mental health; Sin
  • How does religion promote forgiveness? Linking beliefs, orientations, and practices.
    Escher, Daniel (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 100-119.
    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; orientations toward God & belief that religious imperatives should pervade life help explain the association between religion & forgiveness.
    Associated Search Terms: United States; God, image of; Belief; Forgiveness
  • Studying forgiveness among older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal (2012)
    Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging 24:4: 325-344.
    White seniors are less likely than African American or Mexican American seniors to forgive themselves, to forgive others, & to feel forgiven by God. White seniors are also less likely to feel they should perform acts of contrition & are less likely to initiate processes of reconciliation.
    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; African Americans; Forgiveness; Mexican Americans
  • Church-based Emotional Support and Self-forgiveness in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:1:72-89.
    Analyzes longitudinal survey data from American senior citizens; satisfaction with emotional support from church members rather than amounts of it predicts self-forgiveness.
    Associated Search Terms: Self-forgiveness; Social support; Gerontology; Emotion
  • Unforgivenes, rumination, and depressive symptoms among older adults.
    Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit, Cynthia Torges, and Neal Krause (2010)
    Aging & Mental Health 14: 439-449.
    Unforgiveness by others has a significant direct effect on depressive symptoms & an indirect effect via self-unforgiveness & rumination. However, rather than having a direct effect on depressive symptoms, unforgiveness by God operates only indirectly through self-unforgiveness & rumination. Similarly, self-unforgiveness has an indirect effect on depressive symptoms through rumination.
    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Depression; Forgiveness
  • Depression, anxiety, and religious life: A search for mediators.
    Sternthal, Michelle J., David R. Williams, Marc A. Musick, and Anna C. Buck (2010)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51:3: 343-359.
    Compared to attending services < once a month or never, attending services once a week but no more predicts fewer depressive symptoms & anxiety symptoms. Hypothesized mediators, including meaning, interpersonal & self-forgiveness, congregational criticism, social attendance beliefs, & negative coping are independently associated with one or more mental health outcomes.
    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Anxiety
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Data Archive
  • Forgiveness Survey, 1999:
    This is a survey of American adults who are involved in small groups using religious activities in their programs or having activities that may be related to forgiveness. The study was designed by Princeton University professor Robert Wuthnow and conducted by the Gallup Organization in Princeton, New Jersey. Questions focus on a range of potential consequences and correlates of engaging in forgiveness behavior, including group activities, emotional well-being, pro-social and civic behavior, overcoming addictions, and many other issues related to groups and forgiveness.
    Funded By: The Templeton Foundation
    Collected: 1999, Uploaded 10/16/2006
  • Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) and Spirituality, Religiosity Survey:
    This survey contains measures for examining the effect of spirituality on health. Topics for spirituality and religiosity measures include: spiritual and meditative practice, spiritual experiences, values, forgiveness, private religious practice, religious and spiritual coping, religious support, religious and spiritual history, organized religious practice and preference, meaning. Topics for health measures include: frequency and positivity of exceptional experiences, mindfulness, and current problems. Other data include basic demographic characteristics.
    Collected: 2009, Uploaded 11/29/2011
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Questions/Variables on Surveys
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