Forgiveness in a Cynical Age

by Rev. John M. Amankwah Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/11/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9798385000036
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9798385000043

About the Book

Forgiveness in a Cynical Age taps into a rich fountain of ideas from religion and communication to explore how we can forgive others that wrong us.

Using communication as a point of departure, the author challenges readers to take a journey with those who offend us. By accepting the wrongdoer and walking with them, we can forgive them—and it is in forgiving that we are also forgiven.

Steeped in wisdom from the Old and the New Testaments, the book considers questions such as:

How can we define forgiveness?

What do we gain by forgiving others?

How did the people in the Bible and other religions view forgiveness?

We all know that it takes a lot out of us to truly forgive someone, whether it is a small or heinous offense. By reading this book, readers will be better equipped to forgive those who have wronged them, offering wrongdoers the immeasurable love that comes out of forgiveness.

About the Author

Rev. John M. Amankwah, Ph.D. is a Catholic priest and an associate professor in communication and new media studies at Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in Ghana, West Africa, he attended St. Teresa’s Minor Seminary, Elmina, and did his philosophy and theological studies at St. Peter’s Major Seminary, Cape Coast, and was ordained a priest in 1979. He came to the United States in 1995 to study at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he earned two master’s degrees and a doctorate in communication and rhetorical studies. He taught at Duquesne, the University of Pittsburgh, and at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is his third book.