Gender and Grace: Love, Work and Parenting in a Changing World

Overview

Winner of a 1991 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award (1st place; contemporary issues).

How are men and women different?

How does being a male or a female affect us at work? What are the roles of husband and wife in marriage and parenting? What does Christianity have to do with any of these things?

Sexual identity lies at the core of the crucial questions that everyone asks of life. Yet today those ...

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Overview

Winner of a 1991 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award (1st place; contemporary issues).

How are men and women different?

How does being a male or a female affect us at work? What are the roles of husband and wife in marriage and parenting? What does Christianity have to do with any of these things?

Sexual identity lies at the core of the crucial questions that everyone asks of life. Yet today those questions are harder and harder to answer. Traditions about the "real man" and the "woman's place" have been challenged. Scientists debate what nature actually dictates for male and female. And theologians engage in heated controversy over what the Bible really says about female submission and male headship.

In this sane yet provocative book, an informed social scientist and committed Christian thinker braves a jungle of confusion to offer unusual insight on the part genes, culture and faith play in making us the men and women we are -- and ought to become.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830812974
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1990
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,040,219
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen is professor of psychology and philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She taught at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) for many years, and she has been a senior editor of Christianity Today. Currently she is a contributing editor for Books & Culture.

Van Leeuwen has written, cowritten, and contributed to several books, including The Psychology of Intergroup Relations (with L. Kidder, McGraw-Hill, 1975), The Person in Psychology (Eerdmans, 1985), After Eden (one of several contributors, Eerdmans, 1993), Religion, Feminism & the Family (co-editor, Westminster John Knox, 1996), The Family Handbook (co-editor, Westminster John Knox, 1998) and Women and the Future of the Family (with Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Mardi Keyes and Stanley Grenz, Baker, 2000).

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart 1: Understanding the Issues
1. Why Read This Book?
2. Male and Female in the Biblical Drama
3. How to Think about Sex and GenderPart 2: Nature and Nurture
4. Genes and Gender
5. Hormones and Hemispheres
6. Nature, Culture and Common GracePart 3: Parents and Partners
7. The Persistence of Patriarchy
8. The Case for Co-Parenting
9. Marriage, Family and the Kingdom of GodPart 4: Achievement and Attraction
10. Gender, Work and Christian Vocation
11. Sexual Values in a Secular Age
12. All Things Made New
Notes
Index
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