As We Forgive Others: Interpersonal Forgiveness In The Scripture


2024 | Semester 2 | Block Course | Henderson Campus
Dr Richard Neville
5-9 Aug & 14-18 Oct | 9:30am - 4:30pm

$300 + Student Services Fee (Interest Only)
$1953 + Student Services Fee (For Credit) (Level 8, 30 Credits)

Take this opportunity to explore the biblical testimony on the important and immensely practical subject of interpersonal forgiveness.

In this course we will look at the history of forgiveness in the West, and at contemporary discussions of forgiveness.  The heart of this course, however, is a careful and comprehensive reading of the biblical testimony on forgiveness.  This leads us into an investigation of what the biblical text has to say about the role emotions and character play in forgiveness.  Our investigation draws on insights from a range of disciplines, to enrich our understanding of emotion, character, and forgiveness in the Bible.

Join Dr Richard Neville for a deep dive into the meaning and practice of forgiveness.


  • Biblical law as a source for Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness
  • Forgiveness in the wisdom tradition
  • Forgiveness as a theme in Genesis
  • David and Abigail: a tale of revenge and forgiveness
  • What Jesus taught about forgiveness
  • Character formation and forgiveness 
  • Forgiveness and the local church


Dr Richard Neville is a biblical specialist who has spent the last ten years researching and writing on the topic of interpersonal forgiveness. He has a master’s degree in New Testament and holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of Cambridge. Richard is married to Barbara, and they have five children and seven grandchildren.