Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate

Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate


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Regarding gender relations, the evangelical world is divided between complementarians and egalitarians. While both perspectives have much to contribute, the discussion has reached a stalemate. Michelle Lee-Barnewall critiques both sides of the debate, challenging the standard premises and arguments and offering new insight into a perennially divisive issue in the church. She brings fresh biblical exegesis to bear on our cultural situation, presenting an alternative way to move the discussion forward based on a corporate perspective and on kingdom values. The book includes a foreword by Craig L. Blomberg and an afterword by Lynn H. Cohick.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801039577
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,076,001
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michelle Lee-Barnewall (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. She is the author of Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ.

Table of Contents


Foreword, by Craig L. Blomberg
Part 1: Gender in Evangelical History
1. Evangelical Women and Social Reform
2. Returning Home after World War II
3. Egalitarianism and Equal Rights
Part 2: Reframing Gender
4. Kingdom Themes
5. Ministry, Part 1: Rethinking Equality and Rights in the Body of Christ
6. Ministry, Part 2: Rethinking Authority and Leadership in the Body of Christ
7. Marriage, Part 1: Adam and Eve in Genesis 2-3
8. Marriage, Part 2: Husbands and Wives in Ephesians 5
Final Thoughts
Afterword, by Lynn H. Cohick

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