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Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism

Edited by John Piper, Wayne Grudem, Preface by Ligon Duncan, Randy Stinson, Contributions by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., James A. Borland, Thomas R. Schreiner, D. A. Carson, S. Lewis Johnson, George W. Knight III, Douglas J. Moo, John M. Frame, Vern S. Poythress, David Ayers, Donald A. Balasa, Elisabeth Elliot, Weldon Hardenbrook, H. Wayne House, Dee Jepsen, Gregg Johnson, George Alan Rekers, William Weinrich

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Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism

Edited by John Piper, Wayne Grudem, Preface by Ligon Duncan, Randy Stinson, Contributions by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., James A. Borland, Thomas R. Schreiner, D. A. Carson, S. Lewis Johnson, George W. Knight III, Douglas J. Moo, John M. Frame, Vern S. Poythress, David Ayers, Donald A. Balasa, Elisabeth Elliot, Weldon Hardenbrook, H. Wayne House, Dee Jepsen, Gregg Johnson, George Alan Rekers, William Weinrich

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A Guide to Navigate Evangelical Feminism

In a society where gender roles are a hot-button topic, the church is not immune to the controversy. In fact, the church has wrestled with varying degrees of evangelical feminism for decades. As evangelical feminism has crept into the church, time-trusted resources like Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood help remind Christians of what the Bible has to say. 

In this new edition of the award-winning best seller, more than 20 influential men and women such as John Piper, Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, and Elisabeth Elliot offer thought-provoking essays responding to the challenge egalitarianism poses to life in the church and in the home. Covering topics like role distinctions in the church, how biblical manhood and womanhood should work out in practice, and women in the history of the church, this helpful resource will help readers learn to orient their beliefs with God’s unchanging word in an ever-changing culture.


Editors:

John Piper

John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring GodDon’t Waste Your Life; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for twenty years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and the author of over twenty-five books. 

 

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 688
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 16.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7345-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7345-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781433573453
Case Quantity: 10
Published: January 26, 2021

Table of Contents

Preface (2006): J. Ligon Duncan and Randy Stinson
Preface (1991): John Piper and Wayne Grudem
Foreword: For Single Men and Women (and the Rest of Us)
 (John Piper)


Section 1: Vision and Overview

Chapter 1: A Vision of Biblical Complementarity: 
Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible
 (John Piper)
Chapter 2: An Overview of Central Concerns: Questions and Answers 
(John Piper and Wayne Grudem)


Section 2: Exegetical and Theological Studies

Chapter 3: Male-Female Equality and Male Headship: 
Genesis 1–3
 (Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.)
Chapter 4: Women in the Life and Teachings of Jesus (James A. Borland)
Chapter 5: Head Coverings, Prophecies, and the Trinity: 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
 (Thomas R. Schreiner)
Chapter 6: “Silent in the Churches”: 
On the Role of Women in 1 Corinthians 14:33b–36 
(D. A. Carson)
Chapter 7: Role Distinctions in the Church: 
Galatians 3:28 (
S. Lewis Johnson Jr.)
Chapter 8: Husbands and Wives as Analogues of Christ and the Church: 
Ephesians 5:21-33 and Colossians 3:18–19
 (George W. Knight III)
Chapter 9: What Does It Mean Not to Teach or Have Authority over Men? Timothy 2:11–15
 (Douglas Moo)
Chapter 10: Wives Like Sarah, and the Husbands Who Honor Them: 1 Peter 3:1–7
 (Wayne Grudem)
Chapter 11: The Valuable Ministries of Women in the Context of Male Leadership: A Survey of Old and New Testament Examples and Teaching
 (Thomas R. Schreiner)
Chapter 12: Men and Women in the Image of God (John M. Frame)
Chapter 13: The Church as Family: Why Male Leadership 
in the Family Requires Male Leadership in the Church
 (Vern Sheridan Poythress)


Section 3: Studies from Related Disciplines

Chapter 14: Church History: Women in the History of the Church: Learned and Holy, but Not Pastors
 (William Weinrich)
Chapter 15: Biology: The Biological Basis for Gender-Specific Behavior (
Gregg Johnson)
Chapter 16: Sociology: The Inevitability of Failure:
 The Assumptions and Implementations of Modern Feminism
 (David J. Ayers)
Chapter 17: Law: 
Is It Legal for Religious Organizations to Make Distinctions 
on the Basis of Sex? 
(Donald A. Balasa)


Section 4: Applications and Implications

Chapter 18: The Family and the Church: 
How Should Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Work Out in Practice? 
(George W. Knight III)
Chapter 19: Principles to Use in Establishing Women in Ministry (H. Wayne House)
Chapter 20: Where’s Dad? A Call for Fathers with the Spirit of Elijah 
(Weldon Hardenbrook)
Chapter 21: Women in Society: The Challenge and the Call 
(Dee Jepsen)
Chapter 22: The Essence of Femininity: A Personal Perspective 
(Elisabeth Elliot)


Section 5: Conclusion and Prospect

Chapter 23: Charity, Clarity, and Hope: 
The Controversy and the Cause of Christ 
(including a response to the statement by Christians for Biblical Equality) (
John Piper and Wayne Grudem)


Appendix 1: The Meaning of Kephalē (“Head”): A Response to Recent Studies (Wayne Grudem)
Appendix 2: The Danvers Statement 
(The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood)

Endorsements

“A faithful guide to understanding and applying the Bible’s teaching on gender in our context today. There is no other book like it.”
Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

“Coming from a home where abuse and neglect were the norm, I was lost on what it meant to be a man, and how to interact with my wife and children. The book that you are holding in your hands was powerfully used by God to shape, chisel, and encourage me to love my wife ‘as Christ loved the church’ and to disciple my son and daughters into all that God has for them in Christ.”
Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls and The Explicit Gospel 

“Whether read cover to cover or used as a reference volume, this book belongs in every church library and the collection of every church leader.”
Tim Challies, blogger, Challies.com

“Without a doubt this is the most impressive and comprehensive statement of a conservative evangelical understanding of these issues to be published to date. No one seriously involved in seeking a responsible Christian engagement with such concerns can afford to ignore this magisterial undertaking.”
Timothy George, Distinguished Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

“Clear, biblical exposition and insightful application, combined with a gracious tone, make this book a rich, timeless resource to help followers of Jesus grapple with the significance and implications of mankind being created ‘male and female.’ . . . How we need to recover the beauty and goodness of what it means to put the gospel on display by embracing, delighting in, and living out God’s amazing design for our gender.”
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; Founder, Revive Our Hearts and True Woman