Theology of the Sexes 08 - Song of Solomon 02
A session from the Theopolis Institute course - Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham) laid out a rich biblical theology of sexuality, before addressing a variety of philosophical, political, and ethical issues. Roberts stressed that our questions about sex and gender, as much as our answers, are distorted by the assumptions of modern technological society. It’s a mistake to reduce the theology of the sexes to a flat, atemporal discussion of “roles and rules.” Christians need a deep, typological grasp of Scripture in order to grapple faithfully with our cultural pathologies. Positively, Roberts emphasized that manhood and womanhood are framed by the world and our calling in it. Men and women are co-creators, each called in a distinctive way to contribute to the fulfillment of God’s creation mandate to fill, subdue, and rule the creation. These lectures were punctuated with three lectures by Dr. Peter J. Leithart on the Song of Solomon.
Peter Leithart received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England. He has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian... read more
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