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Egalitarians, or evangelical feminists, consider men's and women's roles in the home and church to be interchangeable. In this helpful book, Bible scholar Wayne Grudem considers over a hundred egalitarian arguments and finds them contrary to the Bible. According to Grudem, the Bible teaches that God values men and women equally. However, their roles in home and church are ...more
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Published November 4th 2004 by Multnomah Books (first published November 1st 2004)
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May 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Disappointed. The author seems to be on a rant, although some may say he is passionate about the subject, but in the process commits the same logical fallicies he accuses egalitarianism and it's adherents of committing. I have found the author's other works quite educational. This one is bad enough to force the reader to revisit his other books with a bit more caution.
Nicholas Quient
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
I noticed I'm giving a lot of 2's to Wayne Grudem. I do not think this is a one star book, as Grudem does some impressive systemic research.
Iria Enahoro
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book upon recommendation from a post of John Cooper from the Christian Metal Rock Band “Skillet” and it did not disappoint! Although you study the book more than breezing through it, it’s more of an encyclopedia to dive deeper into the biblical truth and what evangelical feminism is all about by discussing the most common arguments against it, along with analyzing the misconceptions one often has after interpreting the Bible verses. Great to have in your home!
JR Snow
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really Short Summary: egalitarian arguments cannot be reconciled with scripture, and because of this, they are a gateway to other forms of liberalism since they must reject the traditional views of scripture (inerrancy).

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Jun 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I don't agree with the premise of the book but I am amazed at the systematic dealing with the relevant issues and the biblical texts. This is a great reference for persons on either side of the debate of womens' roles in the church. For egalitarians it shows what arguments you will have to deal with. For those not sympathetic women in ecclesiastical roles, then the book will serve to provide you with arguments.
amanda gardiner
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well, it MUST be good if i was able to finish a book this long ;)

Superbly written, answering literally EVERY objection and question one could possibly dream up on the topic. It seems impossible one could walk away from this read an egalitarian. Highly recommend.
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Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theologica ...more

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“Some evangelical feminists say our ultimate authority is found not in what is written in Scripture but in developments that came after the Bible Another step on the path toward liberalism is found in a process of interpreting the Bible that is called “trajectory hermeneutics.” The word “hermeneutics” just means “a method of interpreting the Bible” (from the Greek word hermƒ°neuo, “to interpret, explain”). The phrase “trajectory hermeneutics” means a method of interpreting the Bible in which our final authority is not found in what is written in the Bible itself, but is found later, at the end of a “trajectory” along which the New Testament was progressing at the time it was being written.” 1 likes
“Endorsement of the ordination of women is not the final step in the process, however. If we look at the denominations that approved women’s ordination from 1956–1976, we find that several of them, such as the United Methodist Church and the United Presbyterian Church (now called the Presbyterian Church–USA), have large contingents pressing for (a) the endorsement of homosexual conduct as morally valid and (b) the approval of homosexual ordination. In fact, the Episcopal Church on August 5, 2003, approved the appointment of an openly homosexual bishop.16 In more liberal denominations such as these, a predictable sequence has been seen (though so far only the Episcopal Church has followed the sequence to point 7): 1. abandoning biblical inerrancy 2. endorsing the ordination of women 3. abandoning the Bible’s teaching on male headship in marriage 4. excluding clergy who are opposed to women’s ordination 5. approving homosexual conduct as morally valid in some cases 6. approving homosexual ordination 7. ordaining homosexuals to high leadership positions in the denomination17 I am not arguing that all egalitarians are liberals. Some denominations have approved women’s ordination for other reasons, such as a long historical tradition and a strong emphasis on gifting by the Holy Spirit as the primary requirement for ministry (as in the Assemblies of God), or because of the dominant influence of an egalitarian leader and a high priority on relating effectively to the culture (as in the Willow Creek Association). But it is unquestionable that theological liberalism leads to the endorsement of women’s ordination. While not all egalitarians are liberals, all liberals are egalitarians. There is no theologically liberal denomination or seminary in the United States today that opposes women’s ordination. Liberalism and the approval of women’s ordination go hand in hand.” 1 likes
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