What does the Bible really say about gender, the ethics of submission, and male-female roles? In this book, well-regarded theologian Alan Padgett offers a fresh approach to the debate. Through his careful interpretation of Paul's letters and broader New Testament teaching, the author shows how Christ's submission to the church models an appropriate understanding of gender roles and servant leadership. As Christ submits to the church, so all Christians must submit to, serve, and care for one another. Padgett articulates a creative approach to mutual submission and explores its practical outworking in the church today, providing biblical and ethical affirmation for equality in leadership.
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About the Author
Alan G. Padgett (DPhil, University of Oxford) is professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the author or coauthor of several books, including Christianity and Western Thought (volumes 2 and 3), But Is It All True? The Bible and the Question of Truth, and Science and the Study of God. His scholarship ranges over philosophy, theology and science, and New Testament studies. Padgett is also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. Living Gospel: Evangelical Approaches to Gender Roles2. Mutual Submission and Christian Leadership: The Bible and the Ethics of Roles3. Mutual Submission or Male Dominion? Christ and Gender Roles in Ephesians and 1 Corinthians4. Mission and Submission: 1 Peter and the Pastoral Epistles5. Headship and Head-Coverings: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 from the Bottom Up6. Submission Today: Hunger and Thirst for JusticeIndexes