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Men and Women in the Church

Sarah Sumner

Men and Women in the Church

Sarah Sumner

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Evangelicals stand divided in their view of women in the church.

On one side stand complementarians, arguing the full worth of women but assigning them to differing roles. On the other side stand egalitarians, arguing that the full worth of women demands their equal treatment and access to leadership roles. Is there a way to mend the breach and build consensus?

Sarah Sumner thinks there is. Avoiding the pitfalls of both radical feminism and reactionary conservatism, she traces a new path through the issues - biblical, theological, psychological and practical - to establish and affirm common ground. Arguing that men and women are both equal and distinct, Sumner encourages us to find ways to honour and benefit from the leadership gifts of both. Men and Women in the Church is a book for all who want a fresh and hope-filled look at a persistent problem. 332 pages, from IVP.

- Publisher Foreword by Phillip E. JohnsonAcknowledgmentsPart I: Men and Women in the Church1. My Story2. The Purpose of This Book3. The Primacy of Scripture4. Exceptional Women5. Is it Better to Be a Man Than a Woman?6. Women and Personhood7. Men and Manhood8. Masculinity and Femininity9. The Authority of Biblical Metaphors10. Every Passage in the Bible Means Something11. What's a "Weaker Vessel"?12. No Pictures Please13. The Husband Is the Head14. How Does God Head Christ?15. The Mystery of Headship16. Does Matthew 18 Apply to Wives?17. In the Name of I Timothy 218. The Order of Creation19. It Was Adam, and Not Adam20. The Significance of Adam Being Created FirstPart 2: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership21. The Fault Line22. Thomists and Scotists23. Jesus Is the Logic24. Brothers and Sisters in Christ25. Following in the Steps of Jesus ChristFor Further ReadingSubject IndexScripture Index

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Evangelicals stand divided in their view of women in the church.

On one side stand complementarians, arguing the full worth of women but assigning them to differing roles. On the other side stand egalitarians, arguing that the full worth of women demands their equal treatment and access to leadership roles. Is there a way to mend the breach and build consensus?

Sarah Sumner thinks there is. Avoiding the pitfalls of both radical feminism and reactionary conservatism, she traces a new path through the issues - biblical, theological, psychological and practical - to establish and affirm common ground. Arguing that men and women are both equal and distinct, Sumner encourages us to find ways to honour and benefit from the leadership gifts of both. Men and Women in the Church is a book for all who want a fresh and hope-filled look at a persistent problem. 332 pages, from IVP.

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Foreword by Phillip E. JohnsonAcknowledgmentsPart I: Men and Women in the Church1. My Story2. The Purpose of This Book3. The Primacy of Scripture4. Exceptional Women5. Is it Better to Be a Man Than a Woman?6. Women and Personhood7. Men and Manhood8. Masculinity and Femininity9. The Authority of Biblical Metaphors10. Every Passage in the Bible Means Something11. What's a "Weaker Vessel"?12. No Pictures Please13. The Husband Is the Head14. How Does God Head Christ?15. The Mystery of Headship16. Does Matthew 18 Apply to Wives?17. In the Name of I Timothy 218. The Order of Creation19. It Was Adam, and Not Adam20. The Significance of Adam Being Created FirstPart 2: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership21. The Fault Line22. Thomists and Scotists23. Jesus Is the Logic24. Brothers and Sisters in Christ25. Following in the Steps of Jesus ChristFor Further ReadingSubject IndexScripture Index
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Meet the Author

Sarah Sumner

Sarah Sumner, Ph.D., serves as professor of theology and ministry, and as special assistant to the dean for strategic development in the Haggard Graduate School of Theology. She is the first woman to earn a PhD. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Her published books include Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership (Intervarsity, 2003), Leadership Above the Line (Tyndale, 2006), and Just How Married Do You Want to Be? Practicing Oneness in Marriage InterVarsity Press, 2008).

Dr. Sumner also serves as a regular teaching pastor at New Song Church in San Dimas California, and as an aerobics instructor at Bally Total Fitness. In 2007, she founded Above the Line Consulting and now travels internationally to do speaking and consulting. She has appeared on shows such as The Early Show for CBS News, and Lee Strobel's Faith Under Fire. Sarah and her husband, Jim, have been married for eleven years and are in the process of adopting an older child.

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By Phillip E. Johnson
  • Acknowledgments
  • part I: Men And Women In The Church
  • 1. My Story
  • 2. The Purpose Of This Book
  • 3. The Primacy Of Scripture
  • 4. Exceptional Women
  • 5. Is It Better To Be A Man Than A Woman?
  • 6. Women And Personhood
  • 7. Men And Manhood
  • 8. Masculinity And Femininity
  • 9. The Authority Of Biblical Metaphors
  • 10. Every Passage In The Bible Means Something
  • 11. What's A "weaker Vessel"?
  • 12. No Pictures Please
  • 13. The Husband is The Head
  • 14. How Does God Head Christ?
  • 15. The Mystery Of Headship
  • 16. Does Matthew 18 Apply To Wives?
  • 17. In The Name Of I Timothy 2
  • 18. The Order Of Creation
  • 19. It Was Adam, And Not Adam
  • 20. The Significance Of Adam Being Created First
  • part 2: Building Consensus On Christian Leadership
  • 21. The Fault Line
  • 22. Thomists And Scotists
  • 23. Jesus is The Logic
  • 24. Brothers And Sisters In Christ
  • 25. Following In The Steps Of Jesus Christ
  • For Further Reading
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 186993
  • Product Code 0830823913
  • EAN 9780830823918
  • Pages 332
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Apr 2003
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.431kg

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