Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood

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For years a debate has raged over how to define true masculinity and true femininity. While there is agreement that men and women share equally in the privilege of being made in God's image, some views of manhood and womanhood blur God-given gender distinctions.

Wayne Grudem assembled a team of distinguished writers to show how egalitarian views destroy God's ideal for your relationships, marriage, and life ...

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Overview

For years a debate has raged over how to define true masculinity and true femininity. While there is agreement that men and women share equally in the privilege of being made in God's image, some views of manhood and womanhood blur God-given gender distinctions.

Wayne Grudem assembled a team of distinguished writers to show how egalitarian views destroy God's ideal for your relationships, marriage, and life purposes. The contributors to this book include:

  • John Piper, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bruce A. Ware, Senior Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Richard W. Hove, Director of Campus Crusade for Christ at Duke University
  • Daniel Doriani, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Daniel R. Heimbach, Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Peter Jones, Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in California

These writers explore key issues, including the interchangeability of male-female roles, the meaning of submission, and the historical novelty of egalitarian interpretations of Scripture. This book will demonstrate how some views of manhood and womanhood tamper with our understanding of God's character and why the extremes of male domination and feminism destroy the beauty of our sexual differences-differences that celebrate the excellence of men and women as God created us.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581344097
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 10/4/2002
  • Series: Foundations for the Family Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 717,754
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a cofounder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books, including Systematic Theology, Evangelical Feminism, Politics—According to the Bible, and Business for the Glory of God.

Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a cofounder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books, including Systematic Theology, Evangelical Feminism, Politics—According to the Bible, and Business for the Glory of God.

Bruce A. Ware (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, and has authored God's Lesser Glory, God's Greater Glory, and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

A pastor, Dan Doriani was formerly Professor of New Testament and Dean of Faculty at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He maintains a wide variety of scholarly and pastoral interests and frequently speaks at church conferences around the country.

Daniel R. Heimbach is Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Born in China of missionary parents, Dr. Heimbach was educated at the U.S. Naval Academy, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Drew University, and served on the White House domestic policy staff.

Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a cofounder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books, including Systematic Theology, Evangelical Feminism, Politics—According to the Bible, and Business for the Glory of God.

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Table of Contents

The Contributors 9
Preface 13
I. Overview
1 The Key Issues in the Manhood-Womanhood Controversy, and the Way Forward 19
II. The Glory of Man and Woman as Created by God
2 Male and Female Complementarity and the Image of God 71
3 The Surpassing Goal: Marriage Lived for the Glory of God 93
III. Resolving the Disputed Questions
4 Does Galatians 3:28 Negate Gender-Specific Roles? 105
5 The Meaning of [characters not reproducible] ("Head"): An Evaluation of New Evidence, Real and Alleged 145
6 The Historical Novelty of Egalitarian Interpretations of Ephesians 5:21-22 203
7 The Myth of Mutual Submission as an Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21 221
8 Tampering with the Trinity: Does the Son Submit to His Father? 233
IV. Standing Against the Culture
9 Sexual Perversion: The Necessary Fruit of Neo-Pagan Spirituality in the Culture at Large 257
10 The Unchangeable Difference: Eternally Fixed Sexual Identity for an Age of Plastic Sexuality 275
Appendix The Danvers Statement 291
Scripture Index 295
Author Index 300
Subject Index 303
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