Important Forthcoming Titles on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

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Derek is a grandfather! Congratulations Derek. All the best to Ellen, David, Rosemary, Owen and little Hannah. We miss you in Mississippi, but are rejoicing at your time together in Ulster.

Now, for the news advertised in the title. Wayne Grudem has been busy of late, and you should be on the lookout for the release of three very important volumes relating to biblical teaching on gender and roles in the home and church.

(1) Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Wheaton: Crossway, 1991/2006; 566 pages), which John Piper and Wayne edited, contains 26 essays by 22 different authors who were experts in various fields such as Old Testament, New Testament, theology, history, sociology, psychology, biology, law, and pastoral ministry. It remains the classic statement of the complementarian position and was named “Book of the Year” in 1992 by Christianity Today (based on a poll of readers). It continues to be widely read and is just about to be released in an updated edition with a new preface (due any day now, August 2006).

(2) Evangelical Feminism: A New Path to Liberalism? (Wheaton: Crossway, 2006), 260 pages. (Publication scheduled for Sept 8, 2006.) This book documents 25 different arguments used by evangelical feminists that undermine the effective authority of Scripture in our lives. It argues that the same arguments used by more liberal denominations to approve the ordination of women in the 1970s are now being used by evangelical feminists, and traces the historical pattern in several groups that has led from the ordination of women to the approval of homosexuality and the ordination of homosexual clergy.

(3) Countering the Claims of Evangelical Feminism: Biblical Responses to the Key Questions (Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2006), 300 pages. (Due for publication in October, 2006.) This is a condensed version of Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth, shortening the 856 page book to 300 pages. It interacts with about 50 egalitarian claims. It is intended for people for who want a quick overview of the main issues in the controversy over the Bible’s teachings about men’s and women’s roles in the home and the church. It also contains some new material, particularly numerous responses to the 2004 egalitarian collection of essays, Discovering Biblical Equality (IVP).

Thanks Wayne!

Posted August 8, 2006 @ 12:17 AM by Ligon Duncan
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