There is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. The conversation about the relationship between women and men and their roles in the Christian life and the church has evolved, but the topic continues to inspire debate and disagreement. The third edition of this groundbreaking work brings together scholars firmly committed to the authority of Scripture to explore historical, biblical, theological, cultural, and practical aspects of this discussion. This fresh, positive defense of gender equality is at once scholarly and practical, irenic yet spirited, up-to-date, and cognizant of opposing positions. In this edition, readers will find both revised essays and new essays on biblical equality in relation to several issues, including the image of God, the analogy of slavery, same-sex marriage, abortion, domestic abuse, race, and human flourishing. Discover for yourself God's vision for gender equality.
AUTHOR: Ronald W. Pierce (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of Old Testament at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He was coeditor of the earlier editions of this volume, as well as the author of Partners in Marriage and Ministry and Daniel in the Teach the Text Commentary series. Cynthia Long Westfall (PhD, University of Surrey) is associate professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. She is the author of Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ and Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relationship between Form and Meaning. Christa L. McKirland (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is lecturer in systematic theology at Carey Baptist College in Auckland, New Zealand. She is the founder and executive director of Logia International, which seeks to support women across the divinity disciplines for the sake of the academy and the church.