This chapter treats the gender debate that continues in the church today. Questions concerning the role of women in the church are not diminishing. On the one hand, complementarians argue that men and women are equal but have distinctive roles. On the other hand, egalitarians argue against making any role distinctions. The hermeneutic applied by egalitarians that is gaining support is called the redemptive-movement hermeneutic. Parallels between the nineteenth century abolition of slavery and the emancipation of historic roles of women are brought into the discussion. The author examines the exegetical and hermeneutical issues pertinent to the debate. Relevant biblical texts are 1 Timothy 2 and Galatians 3:28.
Source: Women, Slaves, and the Gender Debate: A Complementarian Response to the Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic (P & R Publishing, 2012), 1-21.
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