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We praise people as ‘Good Samaritans,’ but there’s a complex history behind the phrase

By Terry Giles, Professor of Theology, Gannon University
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Good Samaritan” is a label often used to describe someone acting selflessly to benefit others, even if a total stranger.

Some may recognize that the phrase has its origin in a biblical story, one of Jesus’ parables recounted in the Book of Luke, Chapter 10. In this story, a traveler from the Samaritan community, a…The Conversation


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