Gender and Fullness of Life for All: Contextuality as a Catalyst for Rereading Sources

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The theme of the fullness of life is both broad and of broad interest; the topic of gender is, or should be, an integral part of this. This view is shared across the theological spectrum, given that both ‘left’ and ‘right,’ ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’, ‘Protestant’ and ‘Catholic’ voices are all very much preoccupied with the topic, however fiercely they may be disagreeing. All of this takes place in the context of a society very much preoccupied with questions of sexual abuse and problematic performances of gender, harming both the persons involved and others—and this for good reason. This paper...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFullnes of Life and Justice for All
Subtitle of host publicationDominican Perspectives
EditorsManuela Kalsky, Ellen van Stichel, Thomas Eggensperger, Ulrich Engel
PublisherATF Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781925679427, 9781925679434
ISBN (Print)9781925679403, 9781925679410
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


  • Gender
  • Contextual biblical interpretation
  • Paul of Tarsus
  • Letter to the Romans
  • Homosexuality
  • New Testament
  • Masculinities Studies
  • Ecumenical Theology
  • hermeneutics


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