Wipf & Stock, 2008, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated
Publisher Marketing: Global Voices on Biblical Equality is a fresh look at the contextualizing of gender equality throughout the world. Biblical equality is a burgeoning, global reform movement led by scholars and leaders not only in North America but also on every continental landmass in the world. What inroads is biblical equality making around the globe? What is its appeal? What still needs reform? How is biblical equality transforming each culture? In this book, female and male writers who are ethnically part of every continent explore the contextual challenges, successes, and adaptations of engaging the biblical text on gender and ministry. The contributors write on Asia and Asian America (India, China, Korean America), Africa (Zimbabwe)and African America Indigenous America and Latin America (Native America, Hispanic America, Brazilian America), and Western Europe and Australia and North America. The editors and authors are Aida Besancon Spencer, William David Spencer, Ranked Adjunct, and Mimi Haddad. Other contributors are Ellen Alexander, Beulah Wood, Cecilia Yau, Matthew D. Kim, Constantine M. Murefu, Darin Vincent Poullard, Sandra Gatlin Whitley, Awilda Gonzalez-Tejera, John Runyon, and Eliana Marques Runyon, Elke Werner, Roland Werner, Kevin Giles, and Roberta Hestenes. Aida Besancon Spencer is Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. She is the author of Beyond the Curse: Women Called to Ministry, Paul's Literary Style, and 2 Corinthians (Daily Bible Commentary). She has coedited The Global God: Multicultural Evangelical Views of God as well as Joy through the Night: Biblical Resources for Suffering People. William David Spencer is Founding Pastor of Encouragement, Pilgrim Church, Beverly, Massachusetts, teaches theology for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, and is the author or editor of ten books, including Mysterium and Mystery, Chanting Down Babylon, and Dread Jesus. He has also written more than one hundred articles, reviews, stories and poems. Mimi Haddad serves as President of Christians for Biblical Equality (www.cbeinternational.org) and as an adjunct professor of church history at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. She has written numerous articles and contributed to seven books, and she speaks to diverse audiences on gender and faith........... Table of Contents: Contributors -- Preface -- 1. Reform Movements: How They Revive the Church / Mimi Haddad -- Asia and Asian America -- 2. India-Steps Forward on a Journey in India / Ellen Alexander, Beulah Wood -- 3. China-The Path of Biblical Equality for the Chinese Women / Cecilia Yau -- 4. Korean America-Challenging the Patriarchal Ethos: Gender Equality in the Korean American Church / Matthew D. Kim -- Africa and African America -- 5. Africa-Biblical Equality in Zimbabwe, Africa / Constantine M. Murefu -- 6. African America-Gifted for Leadership: Gender Equality from an African American Perspective / Darin Vincent Poullard, Sandra Gatlin Whitley -- Indigenous America and Latin America -- 7. Indigenous America-Equality and Native Americans in North America / William David Spencer -- 8. Hispanic America-Biblical Equality and United States Latino Churches / Awilda Gonzalez-Tejera -- 9. Brazilian America-Biblical Equality Among Pastoring Couples in the New England Portuguese District of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel / John Runyon, Eliana Marques Runyon -- Western Europe and Australia and North America -- 10. Western Europe-The Cause of the Gospel for Men and Women in Europe / Elke Werner, Roland Werner -- 11. Australia-A Long Hard Struggle: The Australian Story and the Australian Churches and Women / Kevin Giles -- 12. North America-Biblical Equality in the United States: Signs of Hope and Difficult Challenges / Roberta Hestenes -- 13. Conclusion / Aida Besancon Spencer -- Bibliography -- Scripture Index -- Subject Index. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 243 pages. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion & Theology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19364.