Friday, February 20, 2015

Addresses on family & complementarity - HUMANUM 2014 (including N.T. Wright)

From November 17 to 19, 2014, Pope Francis drew together a colloquium in Rome called HUMANUM. It was jointly organised by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The purpose of the colloquium was to hear presentations and witness testimonies of leading religious figures and scholars representing 14 religious traditions and 23 countries on the subject of the Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage. 

All of the presentations (below, from the YouTube HUMANUM website) are worth listening to. In particular, though, among the Anglican contributions, I think that Bishop Tom Wright’s talk on the Scriptural witness to Complementarity is magisterial. It is all the more remarkable because he is not usually thought of as a “Complementarian” as that word is often understood in evangelical circles (i.e. as pertaining to the ordained ministry).


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