Book Discussion: Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy. Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, General Editors.
Index and links to posts.
Part I – Setting the Stage (The Historical Backdrop)
Chapter 1 – The Changing Roles of Women in Ministry: The Early Church Through the 18th Century. By Ruth A. Tucker.
Chapter 2 – Evangelical Women in Ministry a Century Ago: The 19th and Early 20th Centuries. By Janette Hassey.
Chapter 3 – Contemporary Evangelicals for Gender Equality. By Ronald W. Pierce.
Part II – Looking to Scripture (The Biblical Texts)
Chapter 4 – Equality With and Without Innocence: Genesis 1-3. Richard S. Hess.
Chapter 5 – From the Old Testament Law to New Testament Gospel. Ronald W. Pierce.
Chapter 6 – Women Leaders in the Bible. Linda L Belleville.
Chapter 7 – Jesus’ Treatment of Women in the Gospels. Aida Besancon Spencer.
Chapter 8 – Praying and Prophesying in the Assemblies: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. Gordon D. Fee
Chapter 9 – Learning in the Assemblies: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Craig S. Keener.
Chapter 10 – Male and Female in the New Creation: Galatians 3:26-29. Gordon D. Fee.
Chapter 11 – Mutual Love and Submission in Marriage: Colossians 3:18-19 and Ephesians 5:21-33. I. Howard Marshall.
Chapter 12 – Teaching and Usurping Authority: 1 Timothy 2:11-15. Linda L. Belleville.
Chapter 13 – A Silent Witness in Marriage: 1 Peter 3:1-7. Peter H. Davids.
Part III Thinking it Through (Logical and Theological Perspectives)
Chapter 14 – The Priority of Spirit Gifting for Church Ministry. Gordon D. Fee.
Chapter 15 – The Nature of Authority in the New Testament. Walter L. Liefield.
Chapter 16 – Biblical Priesthood and Women in Ministry. Stanley J. Grenz.
Chapter 17 (1st Edition) – God, Gender, and Biblical Metaphor. Judy L. Brown.
Chapter 17 (2nd Edition) - God, Metaphor and Gender: Is the God of the Bible a Male Diety? R. K. McGregor Wright.
Chapter 18 (Part 1) – “Equal in Being, Unequal in Role?” Exploring the Logic of Woman’s Subordination. Rebecca Merrill Grothuis
Chapter 18 (Part 2) – “Equal in Being, Unequal in Role?” Exploring the Logic of Woman’s Subordination. Rebecca Merrill Grothuis
Chapter 19 – The Subordination of Christ and the Subordination of Women. Kevin Giles.
IV. Addressing the Issues (Hermeneutical and Cultural Perspectives)
Chapter 20 – Biblical Hermeneutics: Basic Principles and Questions of Gender. Roger Nicole.
Chapter 21 – Hermeneutics and the Gender Debate. Gordon D. Fee.
Chapter 22 – A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic: The Slavery Analogy. William J. Webb.
Chapter 23 – Equality and Homosexuality. William J. Webb
Chapter 24 – Feminism and Abortion. Sulia Mason and Karen Mason.
V. Living it Out (Practical Applications)
Chapter 25 – In Search of Holy Joy: Women and Self-Esteem. Joan Burgess Winfrey.
Chapter 26 – Marriage as a Partnership of Equals. Judith K. Balswick and Jack O. Balswick.
Chapter 27 – Nature, Culture and Gender Complementarity. Cynthia Neal Kimball.
Chapter 28 – Helping the Church Understand Biblical Equality. Mimi Haddad and Alvera Mickelsen.
Chapter 29 – Toward Reconciliation: Healing the Schism. Alice P. Mathews.