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Maria Mayo

Maria Mayo earned her doctorate in history and critical theories of religion at Vanderbilt University. Coeditor of several volumes of The Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Literature series, her research focuses on conceptions of forgiveness in the contexts of criminal justice, pastoral care, and conflict transformation. Mayo is currently the communications coordinator for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and writes articles on the ideology of forgiveness and popular culture for the Huffington Post.

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Release date: 
August 1, 2015

Maria Mayo questions the contemporary idealization of unconditional forgiveness in three areas of contemporary life: so-called Victim-Offender Mediation involving cases of criminal injury, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa, and the pastoral care of victims of domestic violence.