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Empathy and the Kingdom: Part 1, What Is So Bad About Empathy?
Welcome to the blog of Richard Beck, author and professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University 

"Let me be clear that empathy is foundational to our ability to show kindness, compassion and love. We must cultivate empathy and practice empathy. Empathy is a critical component to being formed into the image of Jesus.

Let me describe five problems with empathy:
1. Ineffective Empathy
2. Empathy and Violence..
3. Empathy and Sacrifice...
5. Empathic Distress..."


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