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Women, Ministry, and the Gospel

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This outstanding collection of essays, presented at the 2005 Wheaton Theology Conference, explores the current issue of women in ministry from biblical, theological and ecclesiological perspectives. Bringing to bear the ministerial and sociological insights on the issue, this impressive integrative...


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This outstanding collection of essays, presented at the 2005 Wheaton Theology Conference, explores the current issue of women in ministry from biblical, theological and ecclesiological perspectives. Bringing to bear the ministerial and sociological insights on the issue, this impressive integrative work aims to break through the current impasse between complementarians and egalitarians. These essays point the way forward for women and men in ministry in our churches.

Contributors include Henri Blocher, Timothy George, James Hamilton, I. Howard Marshall, Cheryl J. Sanders, Sarah Sumner and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen

Part One: New Perspectives on the Biblical Evidence
1. Deborah: A Role Model for Christian Public Ministry
Rebecca G S. Idestrom
2. What Women Can Do in Ministry: Full Participation Within Biblical Boundaries---James Hamilton
3. Women in Ministry--A Further Look at 1 Timothy 2
I Howard Marshall

Part Two: New Perspectives on the Body of Christ
4. Prophecy, Women in Leadership and the Body of Christ
Lynn H Cohick
5. Christ's Gifted Bride: Gendered Members in Ministry in Acts and Paul---Fredrick J Long

Part Three: New Theological Perspectives on Identity and Ministry
6. Reconciliation as the Dogmatic Location of Humanity: ". . your life is hidden with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3)
Mark Husbands
7. Identity and Ministry in the Light of the Gospel: A View From the Kitchen---Margaret Kim Peterson

Part Four: New Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences
8. Opposite Sexes or Neighboring Sexes? What Do the Social Sciences Really Tell Us?
---Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
^9. Holy Boldness, Holy Women: Agents of the Gospel
---Cheryl J. Sanders
10. Women in Public Ministry: A Historic Evangelical Distinctive----Timothy Larsen

Part Five: Beyond the Impasse: Toward New Paradigms
11. Women, Ministry and the Gospel: Hints for a New Paradigm?----Henri Blocher
12. Forging a Middle Way Between Complementarians and Egalitarians---Sarah Sumner
13. Egalitarians and Complementarians Together? A Modest Proposal---Timothy George

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Mark Husbands and Timothy T Larsen edit a collection of essays presented at the 2005 Wheaton Theology Conference The essays explore the current issue of women in ministry from several perspectives
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Mark Husbands (Ed)

Mark Husbands (Ph.D. University of St. Michael's College, Toronto) is now Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Hope College, Michigan after moving from Wheaton College. He has published Barth's Ethics of Prayer: A Study in Moral Ontology and Action and edited a number of volumes of the Annual Wheaton Theology Conference including The Beauty of God, Women, Ministry and the Gospel: Exploring New Paradigms, The Community of the Word, and Justification: What's at Stake in the Recent Debates.

Timothy Larsen (Ed)

Timothy Larsen (Ph.D. University of Stirling, Scotland) is Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has been elected a Visiting Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author or editor of numerous books including Christabel Pankhurst: Fundamentalism and Feminism in Coalition (Boydell, 2002), with Treier, D. The Cambridge Companion to Evangelical Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2007), with Husbands, M. Women, Ministry, and the Gospel: Exploring New Paradigms (InterVarsity Press, 2007).Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England (Oxford: Oxford University Press) was named The Book of the Year for 2006 by Books and Culture. and Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. is regarded as essential reading for those wishing to understand the development of Evangelicalism.

  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction By Mark Husbands And Timothy Larsen
  • <strong>part One: New Perspectives On The Biblical Evidence</strong>
  • 1. Deborah: A Role Model For Christian Public Ministry
  • 2. What Women Can Do In Ministry: Full Participation Within Biblical Boundaries
  • 3. Women In Ministry--a Further Look At 1 Timothy 2
  • <strong>part Two: New Perspectives On The Body Of Christ</strong>
  • 4. Prophecy, Women In Leadership And The Body Of Christ
  • 5. Christ's Gifted Bride: Gendered Members In Ministry In Acts And Paul
  • <strong>part Three: New Theological Perspectives On Identity And Ministry</strong>
  • 6. Reconciliation As The Dogmatic Location Of Humanity: ". . . Your Life Is Hidden With Christ In God" (colossians 3:3)
  • 7. Identity And Ministry In The Light Of The Gospel: A View From The Kitchen
  • <strong>part Four: New Perspectives From The Humanities And Social Sciences</strong>
  • 8. Opposite Sexes Or Neighboring Sexes? What Do The Social Sciences Really Tell Us?
  • 9. Holy Boldness, Holy Women: Agents Of The Gospel
  • 10. Women In Public Ministry: A Historic Evangelical Distinctive
  • <strong>part Five: Beyond The Impasse: Toward New Paradigms</strong>
  • 11. Women, Ministry And The Gospel: Hints For A New Paradigm?
  • 12. Forging A Middle Way Between Complementarians And Egalitarians
  • 13. Egalitarians And Complementarians Together? A Modest Proposal
  • Contributors
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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