The Good Samaritan: Jesus’ teaching, “Good Samaritan” laws, and Dickens’s Mrs. Jellyby

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Andrew Hall, Parish House

A depiction of the Good Samaritan from the Goodness Window at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.

Victor Austin and Jeremy Waldron will lead this three-week course. On the first Wednesday, February 17, Father Austin will introduce the famous parable and draw out its background, the significance of its context, and some alternative interpretations. In the second session, February 24, Professor Waldron will speak on so-called “Good Samaritan” laws. And in the third and final session, March 2, Professor Waldron will address the implicit cosmopolitanism of the parable, as he contrasts the Good Samaritan with Dickens’s character, Mrs. Jellyby.

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