Reconciliation-Livingston Ch. 4-5

Reconciliation-Livingston Ch. 4-5 - Reconciliation A Model...

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Reconciliation A Model for Responding to Domestic Violence
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Matthew 5:43-46 You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?
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Cycle of Violence Tension Building Phase Acute Battering Phase Phase of Loving Contrition
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“Reunion” “For better or worse” Classical nature of the symbol of marriage insists on return at all costs. Focused on maintaining order Degree of violence is seen as constructive for ability to preserve order and keep relationship in tact, even if by force. Husband=God/Jesus, ever faithful Wife=Israel/Church, unfaithful and punishable Livingston, p. 52—cites pastor survey reflecting emphasis on this model.
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“Reconciliation” “Re–Concile” (Concilium=community) Locates marriage within context of larger community, with each spouse maintaining identity within it as well; fundamental association of the Christian is as a
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course RLST 255 taught by Professor Montevecchio during the Summer '08 term at Mercyhurst University.

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Reconciliation-Livingston Ch. 4-5 - Reconciliation A Model...

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