December 04 2021

Reading List

Empathy by John Edward Marin

Ashby, R. and P. Lee. “Children's Concepts of Empathy and Understanding in History." In The History Curriculum for Teachers, edited by Christopher Portal, 62–88. London: Falmer, 1987.

Batson, C. Daniel. “These Things Called Empathy: Eight Related but Distinct Phenomena.” In The Social Neuroscience of Empathy, edited by Jean Decety and William Ickes, 3–15. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.

Bråten, Stein. On Being Moved from Mirror Neurons to Empathy. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007.

Burns, Charles. P. E. “Teaching and Self-Formation: Why the Ignoble ‘Intro to World Religions’ Really Matters.” Teaching Theology & Religion 4, no. 1 (2001): 15–22.

Buturian, Linda. The Changing Story: Digital Stories that Participate in Transforming Teaching and Learning. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2016. Available open access at

Davis, Mark H. “Measuring Individual Differences in Empathy: Evidence for a Multidimensional Approach.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 44, no. 1 (1983): 113–126.

Cadwell, Katherine. “Transforming the Classroom.” Accessed January 3, 2020.

Decety, Jean, and William Ickes, eds. The Social Neuroscience of Empathy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.

Hartman, Saidiya V. Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Hartman, Saidiya V., and Frank B. Wilderson, III. “The Position of the Unthought.” Qui Parle 13, no. 2 (2003): 183–201.

Hess, Mary E. "Exploring the Epistemological Challenges Underlying Civic Engagement by Religious Communities." The Good Society 26, nos. 2–3 (2017): 305-322.

James, Alison, and Stephen D. Brookfield. Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass, 2014.

Jensen, Sally. “Empathy and Imagination in Education for Sustainability.” Canadian Journal of Environmental Education 21 (2016): 89–105. Available at

Konrath, Sara H., Edward H. O’Brien, and Courtney Hsing. “Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis.” Personality and Social Psychology Review 15, no. 2 (May 2011): 180–98.

Lanzoni, Susan. Empathy: A History. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018.

Matravers, Derek. Empathy. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2017.

Pedwell, Carolyn. “De-Colonising Empathy: Thinking Affect Transnationally.” Samyukta: A Journal of Women’s Studies 16, no. 1 (2016): 27–49. Available online from the author,

Porter, Adam L. “Role-Playing and Religion: Using Games to Educate Millennials.” Teaching Theology & Religion 11, no. 4 (September 2008): 230–235.

Schumann, Karina, Jamil Zaki, and Carol S. Dweck. “Addressing the Empathy Deficit: Beliefs about the Malleability of Empathy Predict Effortful Responses When Empathy Is Challenging.” Journal of Personality & Social Psychology 107, no. 3 (2014): 475–493.

Stein, Edith. On the Problem of Empathy. Translated by Waltraut Stein. Washington, DC: ICS Publications, 1989.

Trothen, Tracy J. “Engaging the Borders: Empathy, Religious Studies, and Pre-Professional Fields.” Teaching Theology & Religion 19, no. 3 (July 2016): 245–263.

Wilderson, Frank B., III. “ ‘Raw Life’ and the Ruse of Empathy.” In Performance, Politics and Activism, edited by Peter Lichtenfels and John Rouse, 181–206. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.