Prof Thomas Poundstone: Changing Lenses & Changing Questions - The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Date & Time:
Monday, March 25, 2019 -
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Soda Activity Center: Moraga Room, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Today the Parable of the Good Samaritan is usually read as a mirror parable with the moral challenge to go and do likewise, but for centuries it was primarily read allegorically and typologically. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a close reading of the parable the night before he died, and precisely one year before he died, he proposed that we read the parable through the lens of social justice.


Father David Gentry-Akin,