Friday, 24 May 2019

Silke-Petra Bergjan: Questions for Identies in the Exegesis of the Parable of the Good Samaritan

The challenge of the exegesis of the Parable of the Good Samaritan is that on the one hand readers and exegetes can't ignore the prevailing negative image of the Samaritans, yet on the other hand are urged in the parable to identity with the good Samaritan. The parable was read by those who wanted to apply the paraple's criticism of dignitaris to their own church hierarchy of bishops and presbyters. The starting point will be Ps. Chrysostomus, De non anathematizandis vivis vel defunctis,an interestingwriting that must be assigned to the Antiochene context. Beyond this further references of Samaritans in the New Testament and their exegesis will be consulted. Resulting from this, one can see that the Antiochene and the Alexandrian exegesis cannot be separated on a fundamental level.

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