Questions related to the issue of gender remain insufficiently acknowledged and explored in contemporary theological literature. These issues form the basis of significant unresolved tensions among evangelicals, as evidenced in debates over the nature of the Trinity, Bible translation, church practice, choice of language, mission leadership, decision-making in homes, and parenting, to name but a few examples. The essays in this volume are not meant to provide a monolithic evangelical theology of gender, but rather to provide evangelical perspectives surrounding the topic of gender. To further this aim, each of the main essays is followed by a formal response with an attempt at a concise and lucid perspective on the essay and pointers to further areas for investigation. Some contributors are complementarian while others are egalitarian, although who is what is left to the discerning reader. Regardless of one's position on the issue, all will benefit from the contributors' commitment to the further exploration of gender issues from the perspective of a broadly conceive evangelicalism.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"The book engenders a deep yearning to read further such dialogical volumes from Trinitarian scholars, Biblical scholars, and others. It overall avoids caricatures of much polemical confrontation seeking true dialogue between human persons both male and female. The prologue establishes a theological foundation for the discussion to continue between persons in relationship with each other as imaging something of who the Creator is. I hope the dialogue will continue in further volumes particularly in the context of New Zealand and Australia." --Mary Fisher Pastor, Sydney Chinese Alliance Church
Myk Habets Beulah Wood Kevin Norman Giles
Myk Habets is Director of the R.J. Thompson Centre for Theological Studies, Carey Baptist College, New Zealand. He is the author of Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance (2009), and The Anointed Son (2010).
Beulah Wood makes her base at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore, India, and in Auckland, NZ. A lecturer in preaching, communication, and a biblical view of family and gender, she is also an editor, and author or co-author of over thirty books and booklets, including Families in the Plan of God: A Theology for South Asia (2010).