Date of Award

5-15-2015

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)

Department

School of Theology • Seminary

First Advisor

Dr. William Cahoy

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Bobertz

Abstract

This thesis gives consideration to issues surrounding the question of access to salvation, and to sacramental event, for contemporary ‘Samaritans’ – those persons who, for whatever reason, find themselves outside the Church. To chart such access, attention must be afforded, not only to the historical pronouncements of the Church, but also, most importantly, to the voiced laments and insights of these Samaritans themselves, enduring their dissonance and respecting their critique, both theological and ecclesiastical. Through such colloquy, a return to the Samaritan in Luke who offers hope to the exigencies of access, and leaves to linger an ecclesiastical question of identity – if the Church gifts to the Samaritan the freedom of this access, what is to become of the Church?

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