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Book Review

The New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition, NRSVue (National Council of Churches, 2021)

Submitted by Margaret on Mon, 08/08/2022 - 09:12

The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible was published in 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. The NRSV was a revision of the RSV, which in turn was a revision of the ASV.

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Buried Talents: Overcoming Gendered Socialization to Answer God’s Call

Submitted by Margaret on Mon, 08/08/2022 - 09:06

Many churches and denominations welcome, and even advocate for, women in positions of church leadership. However, even in egalitarian churches, women remain underrepresented in these positions as well as in other traditionally male fields and roles to which God may be calling them. Dr.

Grace is Not Faceless: Reflections on Mary

Submitted by Margaret on Thu, 06/23/2022 - 09:47

Grace is Not Faceless focuses on Mary, mother of Jesus: her presentation in Scripture and reception throughout church history, with careful attention to the poetry of Isaiah and that of subsequent writers. Ann Loades writes from an Anglican perspective with discussion of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox particularities of Marian theology.

Why Can’t Women Do That? Breaking Down the Reasons Churches Put Men in Charge

Submitted by Margaret on Fri, 05/06/2022 - 12:51

We long for connection. We are drawn to love. The book Why Can’t Women Do That? Breaking Down the Reasons Churches Put Men in Charge introduces the reader to two conversation partners—an uncle who has changed his mind about women’s roles and a nephew who is curious yet cautious. The book delivers content from NT scholar Philip B. Payne in the succinct style of computer programmer Vince Huffaker, who condenses Payne’s 500-page exhaustive exegetical book, Man and Woman, One in Christ (Zondervan Academic, 2009), into a 175-page readable conversation.

How God Sees Women: The End of Patriarchy

Submitted by Margaret on Fri, 05/06/2022 - 11:34

Terran Williams asked if I would review his book, How God Sees Women: The End of Patriarchy. I feel honoured to be asked because I consider it a first-rate book, a superb piece of work that should be widely read among evangelicals. However, for me to simply outline the contents of his book and comment on what he says is not adequate. I must first set his book in its historical context.

Discovering Biblical Equality: Biblical, Theological, Cultural, and Practical Perspectives

Submitted by Margaret on Thu, 02/24/2022 - 09:28

Introduction, by Jeff Miller

This third edition of Discovering Biblical Equality (DBE), which gathers over thirty essays, is positioned to contribute significantly to the fortifying and flourishing of evangelical gender egalitarianism. Several of its endorsements affirm the earlier editions of DBE and go on to express optimism about this edition as well.1