Christians are commanded in scripture to love one another, to turn the other cheek and bless those who curse them. How can Christians meet these obligations when someone acts an abusive or even violent ways toward them?
In this episode, we’re joined by Maxwell Institute visiting scholar Deidre Green. She is a theologian and author of a book called Works of Love in a World of Violence. Her book tackles these difficult questions in dialogue with feminist and womanist theologians.
About Deidre Green
Deidre Nicole Green is a visiting scholar at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. She earned a master’s in religion from Yale Divinity School and a PhD in religion from Claremont Graduate University, specializing in women’s studies in religion and philosophy of religion and theology. She is author of Works of Love in a World of Violence: Feminism, Kierkegaard, and the Limits of Self-Sacrifice. Her article on “the sin of selflessness” was recently published in The Journal of Religion.
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