Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"My childhood experience led me to believe God called both men and women to 'full-time ministry.' My mom and dad were listed as co-pastors of every church they served. They shared all duties of pastoral ministry. I assumed the Spirit coming on 'all flesh' meant men and women alike. This volume documents, in detail, the complexities of 'Philip's daughters' as the Pentecostal-charismatic tradition has emerged and developed. My childhood experience has been impacted by much of what has been carefully researched and analyzed by the contributors to this volume. The stories told and critiques offered reflect lived experiences rather than aloof scholarship. Years of ministry have confirmed the veracity of this volume's clarion call to a hermeneutic of recovery. The future effectiveness of the Pentecostal movement may well depend on the fullest release of Philip's daughter to prophesy."
President, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
"The time for this volume is long overdue. The Pentecostal-charismatic movement has been birthed and nurtured by its spirit-inspired women. Its future relevance will depend on its commitment to and inclusion of the 'weaker sex.' These scholars, writing from inside and outside the movement, provide compelling, thoroughly researched accounts of this history. The editors are leading voices and advocates for the full participation of women in every capacity. Failure to heed their direction will result in an uneven future for the entire Pentecostal-charismatic movement."
--Emerson B. Powery
Professor of Biblical Studies, Messiah College
"We can be grateful for these essays, which document the complexity of the movement and its potential for self-criticism, development, and theological transformation. The book will be useful reading for both those in churches that ordain women and those who do not, to demonstrate the variety of theological, sociological, and historical factors that contribute to decisions on the issue and developments in traditions that differ among