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The Political Samaritan

1st August 2016

The decline of biblical literacy, among politicians and public, has not been as straightforward or complete as is sometimes imagined. There is evidence for decline way back into the nineteenth century and even today politicians not are wholly ignorant of, indifferent to or scared of using biblical stories, phrases and images. A good example of this is the story of the Good Samaritan that has been repeatedly referenced by modern political leaders and representatives.

This essay will examine who has used the story over recent years, and how, before proceeding to explore what this tells us about contemporary politics, contemporary Christianity, and contemporary theo-political hermeneutics.

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