This workshop examines the impact of church responses to victims of family violence and explores the role Christians can serve in breaking patterns of silence and biblical misinterpretations that contribute to continuing abuse and vulnerability.
When rightly understood, Gen. 2:24-25 and Eph. 5: 21-33 provide an almost formula-like description for a pleasurable, loving, faithful marriage of oneness built on equality and mutuality. Modern science teaches what the writers of Genesis and Ephesians could not have known.
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.
Using a theological interpretative approach, this workshop provides evidence of a typological relationship between Eve and Christ and discusses some of the implications for our understanding of human power and identity.
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.