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  • 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; Sin; Mental health; Forgiveness
  • 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; Forgiveness; Belief
  • Studying forgiveness among older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal (2012)
    Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging 24:4: 325-344.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Forgiveness; Mexican Americans; African Americans
  • Unforgivenes, rumination, and depressive symptoms among older adults.
    Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit, Cynthia Torges, and Neal Krause (2010)
    Aging & Mental Health 14: 439-449.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Forgiveness; Gerontology
  • 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
  • Why Christianity Works: An Emotions-focused Phenomenological Account.
    Smith, Christian (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:2: 165-178. Comments by David Yamane, Penny Edgell, Shane Sharp, Thomas Lynch, James V. Spickard; Reply by Smith 69:4:441-488.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Transcendence; Phenomenology; Emotion; Forgiveness; Meaning; Christian; Membership
  • Forgiveness by God, Forgiveness of Others, and Psychological Well-being in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal, and Christopher G. Ellison (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 77-93.

    Analyzes 2001 interview data from older African American & white English-speaking Americans; forgiving others is associated with well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Forgiveness; Well-being
  • Religion and the Process of Forgiveness in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal, and Berit Ingersoll-Dayton (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 252-276.

    Based on 129 in-depth interviews; focuses on forgiving others.

    Associated Search Terms: Forgiveness; Gerontology; United States, Michigan, Washtenaw County
  • How Religious Groups Promote Forgiving: A National Study.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 125-139.

    Analyzes 1998-99 survey data from adult Americans who were involved in small groups of a religious nature. Groups whose themes were relevant to the affective well-being of their members promoted forgiveness on the part of the members.

    Associated Search Terms: Forgiveness; Small groups; Well-being; Affect; Consequential dimension; Prayer
  • Varieties of Prayer. A Survey Report.
    Poloma, Margaret M., and George H. Gallup, Jr. (1991)
    Philadelphia: Trinity Press International.

    Analyzes 1988 interview data from an American sample.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Forgiveness; Prayer
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