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The 'Sin' of Empathy? (with Hannah Anderson and Joe Rigney)

Alastair Roberts

The 'Sin' of Empathy? (with Hannah Anderson and Joe Rigney)

March 18, 2021
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

The moral character of empathy has recently been a subject of contentious online debate among Christians. Joe Rigney and Hannah Anderson, who have both engaged in these disputes with their different concerns, join me for an extended discussion of the question, hoping to clear up some misunderstandings on both sides and to break some differences down to size.

Within the conversation we mention various articles and other material.

Joe Rigney:

The Enticing Sin of Empathy: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-enticing-sin-of-empathy

Dangerous Compassion: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/dangerous-compassion

Do You Feel My Pain?: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/do-you-feel-my-pain

Man Rampant Interview: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Rampant/dp/B07Z8G12XP

Abigail Dodds:

The Beauty and Abuse of Empathy: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-beauty-and-abuse-of-empathy

Paul Bloom:

The Case Against Empathy: https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/1/19/14266230/empathy-morality-ethics-psychology-compassion-paul-bloom

Against Empathy: https://amzn.to/3r1A5bA

Edwin Friedman:

A Failure of Nerve: https://amzn.to/30TmUz7

My summary of A Failure of Nerve: https://alastairadversaria.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/self-and-leadership.pdf

Brené Brown:

On Empathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

Daring Greatly: https://amzn.to/30TngWt

Shame and Empathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQiFfA7KfF0

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