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We can only grasp the full meaning of God’s message for us—including the full equality of women and men—when we also understand the cultural-historical context of the biblical writers.

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Kim Dickson brings Pentecostalism, evangelicalism, and atonement theology into conversation with the work of feminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson.

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There is a cloud of women witnesses who have gone before us and who are surely a great encouragement in our faith. Unfortunately, even our own seminaries overlook and misconstrue them.

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Studying the mother metaphors of God in Scripture helps us see how mothers can and do reflect God’s attributes.

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Amid the patriarchy of the ancient world, early Christianity had a particularly liberating and redemptive place for women, one significant enough to be mentioned by Christianity’s first major critic, the second-century philosopher Celsus.

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Genesis teaches that men and women share the divine image equally and are therefore fully equal as human beings.

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In The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth, Beth Allison Barr shares her personal story of rejecting complementarian views on male headship and female submission.

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Barr's historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women's roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.

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Christians can assume egalitarian interpretations of Paul are a modern phenomenon, but evidence suggests that is incorrect. Meet one Christian group who ordained women for 200 years after Paul because of Gal. 3:28.

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