Extravagance, obligation, and the "good" Samaritan

Drew, Gavin
November 2008
Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought & Practic;Nov2008, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p39
Academic Journal
The article presents an interpretation of Jesus' message regarding poverty. According to the author, Jesus was evidencing a positive realism that recognizes the reality of both human agency and fallibility. The author believes that the statement of Jesus about the continuation of poverty implies that people should always and everywhere continually work to improve it through His name. It explores the importance of being a good Samaritan and the act of charity.


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