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Women Serving God: Selected Reading List

Women Serving God
Selective Reading List



Egalitarian Interpretations


Bilezikian, Gilbert. Beyond Sex Roles: What the Bible Says About a Woman's Place in Church and Family. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.

Fee, Gordon D., Rebecca Groothius, and Ronald Pierce, eds. Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity with Hierarchy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004.

Grenz, Stanley. Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Groothius, Rebecca M. Good News for Women: A Biblical Picture of Gender Equality. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997.

Keener, Craig S. Paul, Women, & Wives. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1992.

Mickelsen, Alvera, ed. Women, Authority and the Bible. Downer's Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1986.

Osburn, Carroll D. Women in the Church: Refocusing the Discussion. Abilene, TX: Restoration Perspectives, 1994. Republished as Women in the Church: Reclaiming the Ideal. Abilene: ACU Press, 2001.

Spencer, Aida Bensançon. Beyond the Curse: Women Called to Ministry. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1985.

Summer, Sarah P. Women and Men in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

Torjesen, Karen J. When Women Were Priests : Women's Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of Their Subordination. San Francisco: Harper SanFranciso, 1995.

Van Leeuwen, Mary Stewart. Gender and Grace. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1990.

Webb, William J. Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2001.

Witherington, Ben. Women in the Earliest Churches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Witherington, Ben. Women in the Ministry of Jesus : A Study of Jesus' Attitudes to Women and their Roles as Reflected in His Earthly Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Web Resource: Galatians 3:28.

Complementarianism Interpretations

Cottrell, Jack. Feminism and the Bible: An Introduction to Feminism for Christians. Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. Co., 1992.

Cottrell, Jack. Gender Roles & the Bible: Creation, the Fall, & Redemption. Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. Co., 1994.

Doriani, Dan. Women and Ministry: What the Bible Teaches. Philipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2003.

Foh, Susan T. Women and the Word of God: A Response to Biblical Feminism. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Pub., 1979.

House, Wayne H. The Role of Women in Ministry Today. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1990. Revised edition by Baker, 1995.

Hurley, James B. Man and Woman in Biblical Perspective. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.

Kassian, Mary. Women, Creation and the Fall. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1990.

Piper, John and Wayne Grudem, eds. Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1991.

Saucy, Robert and Judith Tenelshof, eds. Women and Men in Ministry: A Complementary Perspective. Chicago: Moody, 2001.

Schreiner, Thomas and H. Scott Baldwin and Andreas Köstenberger. Women and the Church: A Fresh Look at 1 Timothy 2. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.

Web Resource: Christian Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Web Resource: Response to Discovering Biblical Equality

Collected Essays of Varying Views

Blomberg, Craig, ed. Two Views on Women in Ministry. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.

Clouse, Bonnidell and Robert G., eds. Women in Ministry: Four Views. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1989.

Osburn, Carroll D., ed. Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity: Volume I. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1993.

Osburn, Carrol D., ed. Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity: Volume II. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1995.


Sociological Study

Kraemer, Ross Shephard Kraemer. Her Share of the Blessings: Women's Religions Among Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman World. New York: Oxford, 1992.




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