Monday, December 10, 2007

Cool riders: Robert Enright

Here begins an occasional series about bicyclists doing remarkable things. There's not much here about cycling, but the life and work described have my true admiration.
[Robert] Enright, a professor of educational psychology, studied the word ["forgiveness"], sifting through its layers of meaning. Working with graduate students, he placed forgiveness under a microscope and made a science of it. He brought the word to suffering populations: incest survivors, abused wives, the terminally ill and the children of Belfast. He came to believe this simple idea had the power to change lives and perhaps even transform societies.

Forgiveness made Enright the pioneer of a new field - and tested him in ways he had not bargained for.
The story's told by Mark Johnson in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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