This online or residential module examines the complicated theme of domestic violence within the world of Holy Scripture, and considers the nature of abuse in marriage and family from the perspective of theological anthropology and the vocation of the Church. This module weaves together theological ethics, the use of Scripture, pastoral theology, and applied theological anthropology. Topics include the nature of abuse within a theological anthropology and the Exodus paradigm of redemptive history, the complications of relational sin, justice/righteousness and mercy, divorce theory, forgiveness and reconciliation in pastoral theology, and child abuse.
SCHEDULE DETAILS: Fridays, weekly from March 2-May 25, 2018, 1:15-3:15 pm (Coraopolis/Pittsburgh site communal lunch offered—and encouraged—from 12-1 pm). N.B. Two Fridays in April (April 13 & 20) will be designated reading dates, with NO residential meetings or online lectures for those weeks.