In this lecture, Novakovic asks: is marriage a category "beyond justice?" She examines the biblical foundation of marriage in the Old Testament before looking at New Testament verses about equality and justice. Finally, she examines the relationship between affection and justice in modern marriages.
This lecture begins with the identification of the topics of gender and justice. Johnson then examines the challenge of looking at justice issues in ancient societies from the contemporary perspective.
Cultures of hierarchy maintain authority by claiming ontological distinction. The power and dominance inherent in hierarchy, which directly conflict with ontological equality, perpetuates abuse. This session will examine the abuse that results from hierarchical human relationships and the biblical response to dominance.
With reference to creation narratives in Genesis and examples drawn from different cultures in Africa and other parts of the world, Chemorion demonstrates how cultural worldviews contribute to a diminished view of women.