Cultivating Empathy

Cultivating Empathy

The Worth and Dignity of Every Person--without Exception

Book - 2016
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In this personal and emotionally honest exploration of conflict, the Reverend Nathan C. Walker introduces a creative and compassionate way to develop empathetic responses. He introduces the concept of the moral imagination#8212a vital character trait used by those who have the courage to project themselves into a conflict, understand all the perspectives, and be aware that understanding need not imply agreement.

Cultivating Empathy presents a collection of essays about the author's wrestlings with personal and cultural conflicts and his commitment to stop "otherizing"#8212which occurs when we either demonize people or romanticize them. Walker's remedy for these kinds of projections is to employ the moral imagination as an everyday spiritual practice. He shows that through this approach, we can save ourselves from irresponsibly using our imaginations by cultivating genuine empathy for those we previously held in contempt.
Publisher: Boston : Skinner House Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781558967748
Branch Call Number: 177.7 Wal
Characteristics: xxiv, 101 pages ; 22 cm

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