With issues such as the ordination of women and the call for "inclusive" language affecting the church today, Aída Spencer has provided a helpful and important study of how the Scriptures really speak to these and other issues related to the role of women in the church. From the biblical account of creation and "the fall" to other relevant Old Testament passages, Beyond the Curse carefully examines the attitudes toward and teachings about women especially those of Jesus and Paul.
Elaine Storkey, an evangelical Christian who is also a sociologist, philosopher, wife, and mother, has read widely in the literature of feminism. In this book she puts the complex landscape of the women's movement in perspective.
A Cord of Three Strands, written by a woman on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, makes a distinct contribution to the current literature on biblical teachings about men and women in the marriage relationship and as co-workers in the service of Christ.
Through this book, readers participate in an informed laywoman's struggle to understand woman's place in the Kingdom. It is a rare book, one that draws on scholarly material, yet remains readable and personal in tone and style; one that is strongly worded, yet without a rancorous edge. It is a book that seeks, with proper reference to scripture, the reconciliation of women and men as sons of God.
How are men and women different? How does being a male or a female affect us at work? What are the roles of husband and wife in marriage and parenting? What does Christianity have to do with any of these things? In this sane yet provocative book, an informed social scientist and committed Christian thinker braves a jungle of confusion to offer unusual insight on the part genes, culture and faith play in making us the men and women we are—and ought to become.
This is a fascinating biography of a pioneering crusader who heretofore has been ignored by historians. Popular journalist and author Sapinsley uses family records and an assortment of other primary materials to tell the story of Elizabeth Packard, an otherwise conventional 19th-century wife and mother who was committed to an insane asylum by her husband because of her unorthodox ideas on religion and child-rearing. After winning her freedom in a highly publicized trial, Packard spent the rest of her life lobbying for changes in state laws governing the commitment of individuals to mental institutions. Although geared to general readers, this volume should interest historians as well because it details the sorts of tensions that inspired the fledgling feminists of the same period. Recommended for history and women's studies collections.
"This book is a tour de force. It is simply magnificent, witty, scholarly, profoundly persuasive, blunt, prophetic, and convicting this slowtobelieve disciple all over the place." -Brennan Manning, author of The Ragamuffin Gospel
"I'm not sure what to make of it all, but Paul Smith gives the best arguments I have ever come across for calling God Mother. For anyone struggling with how far we should go in using inclusive language, this is 'must' reading."
-Tony Campolo, Eastern College
"The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind." So begins this award-winning intellectual history and critique of the evangelical movement by one of evangelicalism's most respected historians.