Culture Matters: Why Culture Affects Our Understanding of Gender in Life and Scripture

Date: 7/23/2009
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This lecture presents a theology of culture in order to explore theology in culture. It explores why gender (an expression of culture) must be understood as both a context in which we read Scripture and a topic we understand through Scripture. Biblical themes are explored as parts of both the culture in which they were spoken, and those in which they are read. We move beyond thinking of anything in Scripture as "just cultural" to understanding everything in Scripture and daily life as properly and profoundly cultural.

Brian Howell Brian M. Howell is associate professor of anthropology at Wheaton College in Illinois. He received his PhD in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. He has published work on Philippine Baptists and Christian anthropology to such journals as Religion and Christian Scholar’s Review as well as several edited volumes. His book, Christianity in the Local Context: Southern Baptists... read more