Finally Feminist: A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender

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Baker Academic, Dec 1, 2005 - Religion - 138 pages
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Discussions about gender continue in many Christian denominations. With good people and solid arguments on each side of the divide, there seems to be little hope for a synthesis or even constructive dialogue. In this brief book, John Stackhouse proposes a way forward.

Stackhouse provides biblical, theological, and practical arguments for his own understanding of the issue: Equality is the biblical ideal, but patriarchy is allowed and regulated by a God who has larger kingdom purposes in mind.

Thought provoking and distinctive in its clarity and honesty, Finally Feminist will be extremely useful for deepening the gender conversation in the church.
 

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concise, humble, insightful

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In Finally Feminist, John Stackhouse has managed to produce the most intellectually honest analysis of biblical views on sex roles that I have yet encountered, and I have read my fair share. He does ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Toward a New Paradigm
15
The Paradigm
33
Responses to Arguments
75
How Not to Decide about Gender
105
A Womans Place Is in Theology?
115
Subject Index
131
Scripture Index
137
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About the author (2005)

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in New Brunswick. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Humble Apologetics, Can God Be Trusted?, No Other Gods before Me?, Evangelical Ecclesiology, and Evangelical Landscapes.

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