Amish Grace book review
mish Grace book review
well integrated essay that includes the analysis questions given, do not summarize the book. analyze and evaluate the book. reflect on amish forgiveness for conflict resolution and for life. questions may over lap so do not answer each one rigidly or separately. integrate them smoothly into the boarder analysis. back up points with concrete examples from the book including page numbers. (must in text cite) and a bibliography. when using concepts taken from the hocker and wilmot textbook or intro to conflict res studies textbook (please try to do so) cite these sources in text and bibliography.
what is the purpose of the authors in this book? do they accomplish this purpose?
why did amish respond to the nickel mines killings with forgiveness? what is the authors answer? what is your answer?
how do the amish- and the authors- define and understand forgiveness? what aspects of this definition and understanding are significant? and why?
for the authors and the amish how is forgiveness related to pardon and reconciliation? how does time relate to the ability to forgive?
why is forgiveness the “automatic default” response of the amish rather than anger and revenge? why does it come more readily to the amish than to many others even if the others also believe in forgiveness?
what is the role and significance of amish religion, history, culture and community in their practice of forgiveness?
are the amish an individualist or collectivist culture? (HW ch2; Jandt in ICRS)? how does this affect their response to the killings?
using the concept of the conflict cycle (ICRS) how did the amish beliefs and attitudes about conflict affect their response to the killings and how in turn were the consequences affected? how does this compare with how an average canadian beliefs about conflict affect the way s/he might respond to the same circumstance?
what were the main TRIP goals (HW 3) and interests (ICRS) of the amish? what were their hopes, fears, concerns, and values beneath the surface?
hocker and wilmot discuss either or (disruptive) power and both-and (integrative) power (HW ch 4). which of these two orientations did the amish usually demonstrate? how did the orientation to power shape their use of power?
wilmot and hocker discuss five conflict styles (HW ch 5) what styles were apparent among the amish and among non-amish individuals in the book?
non-amish people responded positively and negatively to amish forgiveness. what do you think of these responses and why?
to what extent can amish style forgiveness be applied to wider society in canada? in international affairs? what might be the outcome?
how has amish grace affected your own feelings and ideas about forgiveness?
after reading this book, in your view, what is the potential of forgiveness in personal and societal conflict resolution?