Women in the Church
Studies of key biblical passages on women's roles in the church fill entire bookshelves, if not libraries. But in Women in the Church, Stanley Grenz and Denise Muir Kjesbo offer the first in-depth theological study of this issue--one of the most bitterly contested issues of our day.
Carefully considering the biblical, historical and practical concerns surrounding women and the ordained ministry, this book will enlighten people on all sides of the issue. But Grenz and Kjesbo make no secret of their bold conclusion: 'Historical, biblical and theological considerations converge not only in allowing, but also in insisting, that women serve as full partners with men.' Thorough and irenic, Women in the Church bids to take an intense discussion to a new plane.
"Fair both on different sides of the debate and on the various approaches to the issue, Women in the Church offers important new insights to the discussion. The book deserves a wide hearing."
"With its innovative approach, this book deserves to be read by all who seek new insights on the equality and ministry of women."
1. Women in the Churches
2. Women in Church History
3. Women in the Faith Community
4. Women in the Writings of Paul
5. Women in Creation
6. Women in the Church the Priesthood
7. Women in the Ordained Ministry
Name Subject Index