Society is waking up to the notion that equality between the sexes extends beyond words and into action. This means equal pay for doing the same job regardless of gender. It means equal opportunities to study and progress in any career regardless of any preconceptions concerning whether the job is 'appropriate' for a person. This new awakening is beginning to open up new vistas of possibility and we are seeing women entering and thriving in areas that were previously male strongholds such as football and engineering.
On theological grounds, the church is instinctively conservative because it is supposed to uphold God's standards rather than be influenced by the world. That has meant that leadership has remained largely male, particularly in the evangelical sectors of the church. Whilst we have seen some of the more traditional denominations open the way for women to become priests, bishops, moderators, etc., the evangelical church has largely clung to an ideal of male leadership.
In this book, Richard Bradbury challenges the position of the evangelical church, and in particular the New Churches with respect to female leadership. Arguing from the basis of Biblical exegesis, as well as sociological evidence, he presents a compelling case for allowing and enabling women to rise up into their God-given gifting and calling without any restrictions.
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About the Author
With a passion for making known the truth of the Word of God, he has set up and runs a Bible School and travels regularly to India to teach and support the church there. His clear thinking has meant that he is frequently asked to speak or write on subjects that the church is currently wrestling with (such as human sexuality). He is also involved in the training of new or aspiring leaders as part of the Ground Level network. His desire is to equip the body of Christ to fulfil its kingdom mandate in these difficult days.