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By Mary J. Evans / Paternoster / 1983
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The debate on women’s roles often goes on without a careful look at what the Bible actually says. Mary J. Evans seeks to fill this gap by surveying all the relevant Old and New Testament texts. In her treatment of the Biblical texts, she presents all the major options and deduces a reasonable conclusion, presenting her position clearly but not dogmatically. She also supplies helpful information on the cultural and religious influences affecting the New Testament church. In the light of the biblical evidence she asks us to re-examine our current attitudes and practices. The church today cannot afford to ignore her findings.
The strengths of this book make it the fairest introduction to the issue (even if one disagrees with Evans’ position) and a good contribution to the literature.
—Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
What is a woman’s place at home, in the church and in society? Are there roles which should or should not be permitted? Woman in the Bible is a comprehensive and fair survey of the Biblical passages that deal significantly with women.
The best book in support of women in ministry written from an evangelical perspective with a commitment to careful exegesis.
—David M. Scholer, Professor of New Testament and Dean, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
Comprehensive… fair… aware of the major literature.
—Walter Liefeld, Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity
A helpful overview of all the crucial passages with a careful and thorough evangelical scholarship.
—Roberta Hestenes, Associate Professor and Director of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary
Mary J. Evans lectures in biblical studies at the London School of Theology, UK.