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Author Mathews, Alice, 1930- author. Author.

Title Gender roles and the people of God : rethinking what we were taught about men and women in the church / Alice Mathews.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    261.8 MAT    Available
Description 238 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The dangers of a misleading reading -- The birth of patriarchy -- Ezer women in a patriarchal world -- Jesus and women : the divine counterpunch -- Positive images of women in New Testament churches -- The battle of the texts : 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 -- The battle of the lexicons : what does head mean in the New Testament? -- Is Jesus eternally subordinate to God the Father? Or are they coequal? -- Women, leadership, and the nature of ministry -- Patristic and medieval attitudes toward women -- Can patriarchal ideas survive the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment? -- Recycling the cult of true womanhood -- Where are we today? Rethinking what we've been taught.
Summary In Gender Roles and the People of God, Alice Mathews surveys the roles women have played in the Bible and throughout church history, demonstrating both the inspiring contributions of women and the many hurdles that have been placed in their path. Along the way, she examines the difficult passages often used to preclude women from certain areas of service, pointing to other faithful understandings of those verses. From back cover.
Subject Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN 0310529395

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