Women In The Church's Ministry

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Overview

The ordination of women has been one of the most pressingand passionately debated - issues facing the church in recent years. In this volume, based on the prestigious 1995 Didsbury Lectures, R. T. France explores several important questions of biblical interpretation raised by the serious disagreements among Christians over the nature of women's ministry. France primarily focuses on the issues as they are manifest in evangelical circles, where appeal is made instinctively to the authority of Scripture. He challenges readers to think out what it means to claim that our theology and practice are "biblical." His insightful arguments help point the way beyond the impasse over the role and place of women in church ministry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802841728
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/7/1997
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 0.26 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Opposite Conclusions from the Same Bible: How Can This Be? 9
2 Men and Women in the New Testament: Authority and Submission in the Home - and in the Church? 29
3 'I Permit No Woman to Teach or to Have Authority Over a Man': New Testament Prohibitions and the Ministry of Women Today 51
4 Women in the New Testament Church - and in the Church Today: Continuity and Development 73
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