Gender Roles and the People of God
: Most women in the church don't aspire to "lord it" over men, nor do they want to scramble for position. Instead, they want to be accepted as full participants in God's work, sharing in kingdom tasks in ways that...
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Most women in the church don't aspire to "lord it" over men, nor do they want to scramble for position. Instead, they want to be accepted as full participants in God's work, sharing in kingdom tasks in ways that use their gifts appropriately.
In Gender Roles and the People of God, author, radio host, and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Alice Mathews surveys the roles women have played in the Bible and throughout church history, demonstrating both the inspiring contributions of women and the many hurdles that have been placed in their path. Along the way, she investigates the difficult passages often used to preclude women from certain areas of service, pointing to better and more faithful understandings of those verses.
Encouraging and hopeful, Mathews aims for an "egalitarian complementarity" in which men and women use all of their gifts in the church together, in partnership, for the glory of God.
Mathews is Lois W. Bennett Distinguished Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Women's Ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
- :1. Avoiding A Misreading Of The Biblepart One: Outstanding Women In The Bible2. Eve3. Leading From The Middle4. Priests And Prophets5. Palestinian Patriarchy Meets Jesus6. Women In The New Testament Part Two: Five Biblical Questions To Resolve7. Were Women???s Roles Restricted In New Testament Churches?8. What Is ???ministry????9. What Does The Word ???head??? Mean?10. Is Jesus Subordinate To The Father? Does It Matter?11. How Diverse Were New Testament Churches?part Three: Outstanding Women In Church History12. ???fathers??? Of The Church13. Priests, Monks, And Nuns14. Two Reformations With Good And Bad News For Women15. Separate Spheres In The 19th Century16. Where Are We Today?