Partners in Christ
:The Bible says that women should keep silent in church and that they should pray and prophesy. It calls wives the weaker partner and says that men and women are equal.When it comes to understanding what Scripture says about men...
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:The Bible says that women should keep silent in church and that they should pray and prophesy. It calls wives the weaker partner and says that men and women are equal.When it comes to understanding what Scripture says about men and women, those on both sides of the debate can and do marshal strong evidence from the Bible. Why are they able to do this? John Stackhouse boldly contends it is because Scripture in fact says both things. Does the Bible contradict itself then? Not so. Rather Stackhouse describes the single approach in Scripture that guides us with clear direction on these important matters of relationships in the church and the family.Are you looking for an approach that takes the whole Bible into account and not just bits and pieces of it? While treating Scripture with utmost seriousness, Stackhouse moves us all beyond the impasse in this important debate.
John G. Stackhouse, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College, Vancouver. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Humble Apologetics; Can God Be Trusted?; No Other Gods before Me?; Evangelical Ecclesiology; and Evangelical Landscapes.
- :acknowledgments1. Whose Side Are You On?2. How <em>not</em> To Decide About Gender3. How I Changed My Mind4. Two More Theological Clues5. The Model6. Equality7. Gospel Priorities And Holy Pragmatism8. Eschatology9. Liberty10. Gift, Calling, Order And Edification11. The Pattern Of Doubleness12. What Then?13. Counterarguments From Theology14. Counterarguments From Church History15. Counterarguments From Contemporary Experience And Practice16. What Then?17. Inclusive Language18. Women And Theology19. Discarding The "new Machismo"20. Why, Then, Do Women Not Lead?21. How To Change A Mindnotesscripture Index