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The Good Samaritan: Luke 10 for the Life of the Church Hardcover - 2022

by Emerson B. Powery; Stephen Chapman (Editor)


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The story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10 is one of Jesus's most well-known parables. It continues to fascinate readers with its powerful imagery and ethical significance.

In this exposition, New Testament scholar Emerson Powery shows how this classic and beloved text can speak afresh to the life of the church today. Powery explains that in every generation, followers of Jesus need to be reminded that mercy is a natural consequence of faith. Jesus's parable of the good Samaritan emphasizes this point in a dramatic way by placing an "enemy" as the central hero of the story. Powery explores diverse interpretations of the good Samaritan, carefully investigates this parable within the theology of the Gospel of Luke, and connects the parable to contemporary events. The book encourages readers to think through the ethical implications of this story for their own contexts.

The Touchstone Texts series addresses key Bible passages, making high-quality biblical scholarship accessible to the church. The series editor is Stephen B. Chapman, Duke Divinity School.

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The Touchstone Texts series addresses key Bible passages, making high-quality biblical scholarship accessible for the church. The series editor is Stephen B. Chapman.

The story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10, one of Jesus's most well-known parables, fascinates readers with its powerful imagery. This volume encourages readers to think through the ethical implications of this story for their own contexts.

"How do we read? How do we embody faith? Powery provides a provocative analysis of the parable of the good Samaritan that challenges believers to engage these questions. By exploring past interpretations of this parable that connect to present concerns in the world, Powery demonstrates how parables continue to surprise us, turn our expectations upside down, and call us to alter our imaginations. Powery urges us to grasp how reading the Bible is both a spiritual and a political practice, beckoning us to get involved in 'good trouble.'"
--Lisa Bowens, Princeton Theological Seminary

"Those who are seeking a simple explanation of the parable of the good Samaritan should instead be prepared to be stretched by Powery's analysis. He invites the reader and the contemporary church to experience the transformative power of the parable through the eyes of historical and contemporary interpreters, honoring their many lenses--including those of context, social location, race, ethnicity, religious identity, and politics. Powery is present in his work in a winsome and authentic way and models the best of biblical scholarship and pedagogy in theological education."
--Carol E. Lytch, president emerita, Lancaster Theological Seminary

"Weaving together an illuminating collection of interpretations of the well-known parable of the good Samaritan, this book poses important challenges to both our theological commitments and our interpretive lenses. Powery offers a sincere invitation for engaged conversations regarding forgiveness, reconciliation, and neighborliness."
--Nyasha Junior, author of Reimagining Hagar: Blackness and Bible

"As Powery tells the story, Jesus's parable of the good Samaritan is brimming with possibilities and challenges for reflection and action, especially regarding the way our theology shapes how we relate to people who are not like us. This is a timely, engaging, and provocative book--well suited to the classroom and the church--that demonstrates again and again how interpretation and ethics are tightly intertwined."
--Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary

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  • Title The Good Samaritan: Luke 10 for the Life of the Church
  • Author Emerson B. Powery; Stephen Chapman (Editor)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 192
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Date 2022-04-12
  • ISBN 9781540960665 / 1540960668
  • Weight 0.8 lbs (0.36 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.6 x 5.8 x 0.9 in (21.84 x 14.73 x 2.29 cm)
  • Themes
    • Religious Orientation: Christian
  • Library of Congress subjects Good Samaritan (Parable)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2021034160
  • Dewey Decimal Code 226.806

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About the author

Emerson B. Powery (PhD, Duke University) is professor of biblical studies at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Jesus Reads Scripture and Immersion Bible Studies: Mark and the coauthor of The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved. He is also the coeditor of True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary.
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