2017 Friends of the BU Library Awards: Prize for Library Research - Forgiveness in the Face of Disagreement

Date Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:20 - 11 a.m.
FeaturingChristopher Bengtson, senior philosophy major and winner of the 2017 Friends of the Bethel University Library Prize for Research
Location University Library Fireside Lounge. - View maps and directions
SponsorsFriends of the Bethel University Library

Event Description

The Friends of the BU Library celebrate their annual awards:

Prize for Library Research | First Prize | Christopher Bengtson
Christopher, a senior philosophy major, will share the research strategy for his project, "Forgiveness in the Face of Disagreement." Why does disagreement over the nature of an offense occur? How does it, if at all, complicate forgiveness? Using a philosophical approach Chris will seek to provide an explanation of these questions using a narrative model. The works of philosophers Paul Ricoeur, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Griswold, and Margaret Urban Walker will be engaged to provide an explanation and potential resolution to the problem at hand.

Prize for Library Research | Second Prize | Katie Anderson
Katie, a senior organizational communication major, will be recognized for her paper, "Siblings by Chance, Sustained by Choice: An Exploration of the Relationship between Relational Maintenance Behaviors and Relational Satisfaction in Sibling Relationships."

Connie J. Larson Memorial Scholarship | Ruth Nordquist 
Ruth is a University Library Materials Services student worker.


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