How should we understand the biblical call of headship and submission in the family and church? Complementarianism and egalitarianism have different views on this subject. This article explains ten things you need to know about complementarianism and its stance on the role of husband and wife in the family and church.
Egalitarianism is the theological view that not only are all people equal before God in their personhood, but there are no gender-based limitations of what roles each can fulfill in the home, church, and society. Which way to go, the egalitarian or complementarian way? Let the article explain the difference on the view of equality.
The role of women in the church, and in particular the issue of the ordination of women, is a worldwide discussion point. Yet the issue of women’s roles in the church and society is not a new one. This makes it all the more remarkable that the progressive reading of biblical texts such as 1 Timothy 2:9-15 is a comparatively recent phenomenon.
North American egalitarianism has developed a distinct hermeneutic of its own with regard to its interpretation of gender-related passages in Scripture. It is the purpose of this article to provide a response to the hermeneutical issues raised in chapters by Roger Nicole and Gordon Fee in the book "Discovering Biblical Equality".