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The Parable of the Good Samaritan: The Love Commandment and the Convergence of Religions

Keerankeri, George

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    <dct:description>&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;Jesus&amp;rsquo; teaching that the praxis of love of neighbour is&amp;nbsp;&lt;br&gt; the means to inherit eternal life therefore is of interest to all,&lt;br&gt; irrespective of their religious or ideological backgrounds, since&amp;nbsp;&lt;br&gt; it deals with a value that is shared universally. So the author&lt;br&gt; takes up the parable of the Good Samaritan and develops a per-&amp;shy;&lt;br&gt; spective that affirms this illustration of love of neighbour as a&lt;br&gt; point of convergence of religions, given the presence of and em&amp;shy;-&lt;br&gt; phasis on love of neighbour in all religions. Then the author&lt;br&gt; traces the love commandment in other religions. The author con&amp;shy;&lt;br&gt; cludes that the followers of different religions do not have to&lt;br&gt; give up or ignore the differences which exist among them. It is&lt;br&gt; possible that agreeing and working together on this common&lt;br&gt; point of convergence of the love commandments might bring down&amp;nbsp;&lt;br&gt; unwarranted prejudices, promote mutual respect and a sense of&lt;br&gt; camaraderie among them. It can also open up new avenues of&lt;br&gt; understanding and promote closeness on an ongoing basis, thus&lt;br&gt; contributing positively to the climate of dialogue and co-opera&amp;shy;-&lt;br&gt; tion. Thus the love commandments have a great potential to&lt;br&gt; promote convergence in the encounter of religions.&lt;br&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;</dct:description>
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