Gender, Marriage, Divorce and Human Sexuality

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Is ‘morality’ principally about sex, or ‘naughty vicars’? Despite Henry VIII, the Church has found divorce difficult, especially for clergy and bishops, let alone ‘equal marriage’ for same-sex couples, the role of women in ordained ministry or transgender issues. 

This lecture examines the relevant references in the New Testament (which are surprisingly fewer than references to money or violence) particularly in the context of ancient Jewish and Roman assumptions. Can a ‘biblical’ view of sexuality and gender assist today’s ethical debates?

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 Richard Burridge

The Revd Canon Professor Richard Burridge

Visiting Professor of Ethics and Theology

The Revd Canon Professor Richard Burridge was Visiting Professor of Ethics and Theology at Gresham College.

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