The Political Samaritan
How the perennially popular story of the Good Samaritan is deployed in supposedly secular politics. (2017)
Nick Spencer takes issue with the American thinker’s paean to the Enlightenment.
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HUMANS measure. We measure our intelligence (thanks to IQ tests), our personality type (thanks to the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator), and now — thanks to the Gray–Pinker scale that I have just invented — our attitude to progress.
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Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion
Posted 23 March 2018
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