Justice and Equality: Is God Interested?

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This conference presentation was originally published as:

Roennfeldt, R. (2017). Justice and equality: Is God interested? Proceedings of the Adventist Unity Conference. Spectrum, 45(2-3), 136-147.

ISSN: 0890-0264


220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

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This paper will firstly examine the Genesis account of the creation of human kind to find the divine ideal for human relationships. Secondly, this author discusses the divine attitude towards justice and equality in Scripture more generally. Thirdly, like any biblical teaching or doctrine, there are difficult passages that cannot be easily 'squeezed' into a systematic approach. The author will examine a sampling of texts, rather than all these passages in detail. Finally, the author will plot a possible path ahead as the global, multicultural church grapples with the issue of justice and equality through the hermeneutical system portrayed as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and through the Jersualem Council of Acts 15 as a case study in church politics.


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