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Women in Ministry: Four Views

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Should women teach men? Should they exercise authority over men? What about ordaining women? Even those who agree that Scripture must determine our answers do not agree on what it teaches. And too often differing sides have not been willing to listen to one another. Here in ove volume are the views of four deeply commited evangelicals that focus the discussion on the issue ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published May 17th 1989 by IVP Academic (first published April 30th 1989)
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Robert Murphy
This book is a rather dated (1989) take on the "women in ministry question". I have a growing feeling that these "Four Views" book tend to pick someone on the FAAAAAR right, someone pretty conservative, someone very left and someone FAR, FAR, FAAAAR left. This book fits the pattern. Bonnidell Clouse and Robert Clouse - who write the introduction and conclusion - are both exceedingly liberal, writing that the church has had everything wrong all along and will continue to do so until ability is th ...more
I had to read this book for a class on the Pastoral Epistles, especially the section in 1 Timothy 2 where Paul is talking about women. The book is, I think, a fair read, though I suspect like most "controversial" issues, anyone who comes to the text has already made up their mind about the issue, and is simply looking for ammo for their side (that was certainly true about me).

I will say that in reading the 4 points of view, I didn't find any of them particularly enlightening - nothing new was a
Eric Black
While the issue is waning in importance for many individuals, churches, and denominations, the Four Views treatment is an excellent way to consider the subject of women in ministry.
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