Women, Ministry and the Gospel: Exploring New Paradigms, Edited byMark Husbands and Timothy Larsen

Women, Ministry and the Gospel

Exploring New Paradigms

Wheaton Theology Conference Series

Edited by Mark Husbands and Timothy Larsen

Women, Ministry and the Gospel
  • Length: 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 6 × 9 in
  • Published: April 16, 2007
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 2566
  • ISBN: 9780830825660

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This outstanding collection of essays, presented at the 2005 Wheaton Theology Conference, explores the current issue of women in ministry from biblical, theological and ecclesiological perspectives. Bringing to bear the ministerial and sociological insights on the issue, this impressive integrative work aims to break through the current impasse between complementarians and egalitarians. These essays point the way forward for women and men in ministry in our churches.

Contributors include Henri Blocher, Timothy George, James Hamilton, I. Howard Marshall, Cheryl J. Sanders, Sarah Sumner and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen

I highly recommend this text as one that furthers the discussion in evangelical theology.

Therese G. Brunmeier, Religious Studies Review, October 2007

. . .an excellent resource for anyone comsidering the issue of women in ministry.

Sandi Bradford in enrichment, Sprin 2008


Introduction by Mark Husbands and Timothy Larsen

Part One: New Perspectives on the Biblical Evidence
1. Deborah: A Role Model for Christian Public Ministry
2. What Women Can Do in Ministry: Full Participation Within Biblical Boundaries
3. Women in Ministry--A Further Look at 1 Timothy 2

Part Two: New Perspectives on the Body of Christ
4. Prophecy, Women in Leadership and the Body of Christ
5. Christ's Gifted Bride: Gendered Members in Ministry in Acts and Paul

Part Three: New Theological Perspectives on Identity and Ministry
6. Reconciliation as the Dogmatic Location of Humanity: ". . . your life is hidden with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3)
7. Identity and Ministry in the Light of the Gospel: A View From the Kitchen

Part Four: New Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences
8. Opposite Sexes or Neighboring Sexes? What Do the Social Sciences Really Tell Us?
9. Holy Boldness, Holy Women: Agents of the Gospel
10. Women in Public Ministry: A Historic Evangelical Distinctive

Part Five: Beyond the Impasse: Toward New Paradigms
11. Women, Ministry and the Gospel: Hints for a New Paradigm?
12. Forging a Middle Way Between Complementarians and Egalitarians
13. Egalitarians and Complementarians Together? A Modest Proposal

Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index


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Mark Husbands

Mark Husbands (PhD, University of St. Michael's College) is Leonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Hope College. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA, and at Tyndale College and Seminary and Sheridan College in Toronto. While a master's student at Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology, he was senior editor of Prolegomena, an academic journal in theology.

Professor Husband's academic work demonstrates a serious engagement with the work of Barth, Calvin, Luther, and Jüngel and extends to a consideration of reconciliation, theological anthropology, and political theology. He is the author of the monograph Barth's Ethics of Prayer and Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. He and Daniel J. Treier are editors of Justification: What's at Stake in the Recent Debates published by IVP. He is also editor of Theology and the End of Modernity: Essays in Conversation with Reginald Stackhouse and with Philip G. Ziegler co-edited Essays Catholic and Critical. Husbands is also the editor of The Community of the Word.

Timothy Larsen

Timothy Larsen (PhD, University of Stirling; DD, University of Edinburgh) is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College. His many books include George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles, Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England, and The Oxford Handbook of Christmas.