What does the Bible really teach about the roles of men and women? Bible scholar Wayne Grudem carefully draws on 27 years of biblical research as he responds to 118 arguments often levied against traditional gender roles. Grudem counters egalitarian and feminist critiques with clarity, compassion, and precision, showing God’s equal value for men and women while celebrating the beauty in their differences.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Some Paths to Liberalism in Recent History
2. The historical connection between liberalism and an egalitarian view of women in the church
Part II: Current Evangelical Feminist Views that Undermine or Deny the Authority of Scripture
3. Some evangelical feminists deny the authority or truthfulness of Genesis 1 -3
4. Some evangelical feminists say that Paul was wrong
5. Some evangelical feminists say that some verses that are in every ancient manuscript are not really part of the Bible
6. Some evangelical feminists say our ultimate authority is not found in what is written in Scripture but is found in later developments that came after the Bible
7. Some evangelical feminists adopt William Webb’s “Redemptive Movement” approach and cast all the ethical commands of the New Testament into doubt
8. Some evangelical feminists claim that everyone’s position just depends on what verses people choose to prioritize
9. Some evangelical feminists silence the most relevant Bible verses on men and women by saying they are “disputed”
Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a co-founder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and has published nearly 20 books including Evangelical Feminism and Business for the Glory of God.
“The major strength of this work is that it engages with the best egalitarian writing over the past twenty years. This is a massive work which is unique in its breadth and detail.” - Sharon James, Evangelical Quarterly 78 (2006): 65–84. UK.
“Though the [book’s] contents reflect Grudem’s commendable scholarly research and clear thinking, he also presents the material in an extraordinarily well-organized format and in highly readable prose. . . . Grudem proves masterful in his refutation of the arguments [of egalitarianism]. Yet, he maintains an unusually irenic and charitable spirit in so doing, for which he is to be commended. . . . [This book] should be read by anyone who wants to understand both Scripture and the current debate on this theme. I highly recommend this new volume by Dr. Grudem as the appropriate follow-up to and extension of the discussion in the earlier volume, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.” - Richard L. Mayhue, The Master’s Seminary Journal. USA.