The parable of the good Samaritan: Implications for the euthanasia debate

House, H. Wayne
September 1995
Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall95, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p159
Academic Journal
Provides a Protestant interpretation and application of the Good Samaritan parable to euthanasia. Setting and literary nature of the parable; Questions for pro-life persons to consider; Implications that arise from the parable on the matter of euthanasia.


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