Annotated Bibliography for Gender-Related Articles in 2006 -- By: Oren Martin
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Annotated Bibliography for Gender-Related Articles in 2006
In this issue of the journal we profile some of the most significant gender-related articles from 2006. Here is a brief reminder about the categories we are using and our intent in using them. Complementarian designates an author who recognizes the full personal equality of the sexes, coupled with an acknowledgment of role distinctions in the home and church. Egalitarian classifies evangelicals who see undifferentiated equality (i.e., they see no scriptural warrant for affirming male headship in the home or the church). Under the Non-Evangelical heading, we have classified important secular works and books that address the subject of biblical gender issues from a religious, albeit, non-evangelical point of view. This category also serves as our classification for liberal scholars wanting to retain some sort of Christian identity. Finally, under the Undeclared heading, we have listed those books that do not give sufficient indication of their fundamental stance for us to classify them more specifically.
Cowan, Christopher W. “The Father and Son in the Fourth Gospel: Johannine Subordination Revisited.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49, no. 1 (2006): 115–35.
Cowan examines a tension in the Gospel of John which has come under fire in recent scholarship. The majority of Johannine scholarship in the historical tradition has recognized the equality of divine nature between the Father and Son to be in tension with the hierarchical relationship between the two. Yet some recent scholars have contested the idea that the Son is functionally subordinate to the Father in John’s Gospel. Cowan demonstrates the existence of the Son’s subordination to the Father as a theme throughout John by examining (1) the Son as “sent” by the Father; (2) the Son’s apparent unilateral dependence on and obedience to the Father; and (3) John’s recurrent use of “Father” and “Son” terminology for God and Jesus. Lastly, he demonstrates that this relationship is
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firmly set in the context of perfect divine love between the Father and Son, which makes possible the Father sending and the Son perfectly obeying the will of his Father.
Ennis, Patricia A. “Practicing Biblical Hospitality.” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 11, no. 2 (2006): 116–27.
Ennis notes that while hostesses often focus on decorations and table settings, the Bible is much more concerned with the attitude of hospitality that one displays. In this article Ennis...
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