Gender and Grace
What does it mean to be a ''normal'' woman or man? What are appropriate sex roles in marriage? In parenthood? In the workplace? Those questions have become harder and harder to answer. Van Leeuwen provides a sane, thought-provoking guide out...
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What does it mean to be a ''normal'' woman or man? What are appropriate sex roles in marriage? In parenthood? In the workplace? Those questions have become harder and harder to answer. Van Leeuwen provides a sane, thought-provoking guide out of our confusion. After gauging the influence of biology and culture, she demonstrates that there yet remains room for a good deal of personal freedom and Christian responsibility.
Winner of a 1991 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award (1st place; contemporary issues).How are men and women different?How does being a male or a female affect us at work? What are the roles of husband and wife in marriage and parenting? What does Christianity have to do with any of these things?Sexual identity lies at the core of the crucial questions that everyone asks of life. Yet today those questions are harder and harder to answer. Traditions about the "real man" and the "woman's place" have been challenged. Scientists debate what nature actually dictates for male and female. And theologians engage in heated controversy over what the Bible really says about female submission and male headship.In this sane yet provocative book, an informed social scientist and committed Christian thinker braves a jungle of confusion to offer unusual insight on the part genes, culture and faith play in making us the men and women we are -- and ought to become.
Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is professor of psychology and philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where she is also resident scholar at the Center for Christian Women in Leadership. She is the author of Gender & Grace: Love, Work & Parenting in a Changing World; My Brother's Keeper: What the Social Sciences Do (and Don't) Tell Us About Masculinity and A Sword between the Sexes?: C. S. Lewis and the Gender Debates.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- <strong>part 1: Understanding The Issues</strong>
- 1. Why Read This Book?
- 2. Male And Female In The Biblical Drama
- 3. How To Think About Sex And Gender
- <strong>part 2: Nature And Nurture</strong>
- 4. Genes And Gender
- 5. Hormones And Hemispheres
- 6. Nature, Culture And Common Grace
- <strong>part 3: Parents And Partners</strong>
- 7. The Persistence Of Patriarchy
- 8. The Case For Co-parenting
- 9. Marriage, Family And The Kingdom Of God
- <strong>part 4: Achievement And Attraction</strong>
- 10. Gender, Work And Christian Vocation
- 11. Sexual Values In A Secular Age
- 12. All Things Made New