The Good Samaritan is one of Jesus’ most popular parables. Preachers often use it to encourage people to be unselfish, to think ahead and help others. I chanced across an old research paper title "From Jerusalem to Jericho" published n 1973 . I never had come across a parable of Jesus being examined in a psychological context and tested in a research setting. I have searched the web and am reproducing here one of the better summary of the research paper and also a bible commentary of the same parable. The researcher’s focus was the factors that affected the willingness to help a stranger while Jesus wanted to show the impossibility of finding a good neighbor.
From Jerusalem to Jericho
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