Annotated Bibliography For Gender-Related Books In 2006 -- By: Oren Martin
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Annotated Bibliography For Gender-Related Books In 2006
Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
In this issue of the journal we profile some of the most significant gender-related books 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.
DeYoung, Kevin. Freedom and Boundaries: A Pastoral Primer on the Role of Women in the Church. Enumclaw, WA: Pleasant Word, 2006.
DeYoung writes a summary of the role of women in the church geared toward congregations and pastors thinking through the biblical teaching on gender and leadership. DeYoung traces the Bible’s teaching through Genesis, the Gospels, and Epistles, observing the underlying complementarian fabric of Scripture. After answering common objections raised concerning gender, he offers helpful suggestions for applying a biblical understanding of gender to the life of a local congregation, extolling the goodness of women serving the church in a God-honoring manner.
Duncan, J. Ligon, and Susan Hunt. Women’s Ministry in the Local Church. Wheaton: Crossway, 2006.
Duncan and Hunt offer an invaluable
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resource for women and pastors who want to strengthen Christ’s church through an effective women’s ministry that is rooted in a rich biblical and theological framework. The book answers five fundamental questions: Why should a church have a women’s ministry—what is the biblical apologetic? Who is responsible for the women’s ministry in the church? How does a women’s ministry relate to the other ministries in a church? What are the tasks of a women’s ministry? How does a church implement a biblical approach to women’s ministry?...
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