The issue of women as leaders in the local church and in society has polarized believers for generations. Now three of the most important questions surrounding this controversy are ably answered by Linda L. Belleville:
In which ministries in the church can women be involved? What roles can women play in society? Can women hold positions of authority in the church?
History plays a key role in Bellevilles work, as she describes the place of women in Greek, Roman, and Jewish societies and explores how womens roles in the early church were similar or different. Belleville concludes that God gifts women the same as he gifts men. Her Bible scholarship is careful and logical, her thinking precise, and her writing clear.
This enlightening book will open the eyes of many who are searching for clarity in this cloudy issue. Both male and female readers will come away with a sound understanding of what God expects of his church, the roles women played in the early church, and the roles they can play in it today. Thorough footnotes and a selected bibliography are included