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Women in the Church

Paperback|Dec 1995
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An in-depth, comprehensive study of the myriad issues surrounding women and ministry. Grenz maintains that historical, biblical and theological considerations combine in not only allowing, but insisting that women serve as full partners with men. 280 pages, from IVP.


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An in-depth, comprehensive study of the myriad issues surrounding women and ministry. Grenz maintains that historical, biblical and theological considerations combine in not only allowing, but insisting that women serve as full partners with men. 280 pages, from IVP.

Women in the Church is the first in-depth theological study of one of the day's most bitterly contested issues. The book carefully considers the biblical, historical and practical concerns surrounding women and the ordained ministry. This painstaking work will enlighten people on all sides of the issue, though Stanley Grenz makes no secret of his bold conclusion. "Historical, biblical and theological considerations", he writes, "converge not only in allowing, but also in insisting, that women serve as full partners with men" in the work of the church.
-Publisher

Studies of key biblical passages on women's roles in the church fill entire bookshelves, if not libraries. But inWomen in the Church,Stanley Grenz and Denise Muir Kjesbo offer the first in-depth theological study of this issue--one of the most bitterly contested issues of our day.Carefully considering the biblical, historical and practical concerns surrounding women and the ordained ministry, this book will enlighten people on all sides of the issue. But Grenz and Kjesbo make no secret of their bold conclusion: 'Historical, biblical and theological considerations converge not only in allowing, but also in insisting, that women serve as full partners with men.' Thorough and irenic,Women in the Churchbids to take an intense discussion to a new plane.
-Publisher

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Stanley J Grenz

Stanley J. Grenz (1950-2005) received his D.Theol. at the University of Munich, where completed his dissertation under the supervision of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Grenz worked within the local church context as a youth director, assistant pastor and pastor, in addition he preached and lectured in numerous churches, colleges, universities and seminaries in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. From 1990 until his unexpected death, Grenz held the position of Pioneer McDonald Professor of Baptist Heritage, Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College and at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Grenz wrote or co-authored twenty-five books, the most recent of which is Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology (2004). His other books include The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei (Westminster John Knox), Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context(with John R. Franke; Westminster John Knox), The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics (IVP), A Primer on Postmodernism (Eerdmans), Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry (with Denise Muir Kjesbo; IVP), Revisioning Evangelical Theology: A Fresh Agenda for the 21st Century (IVP), and The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options (IVP).

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Women In The Churches
  • 2. Women In Church History
  • 3. Women In The Faith Community
  • 4. Women In The Writings Of Paul
  • 5. Women In Creation
  • 6. Women In The Church & The Priesthood
  • 7. Women In The Ordained Ministry
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Name & Subject Index
  • Scripture Index