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Resources: Women in Ministry

Part of my second year seminary studies included a special study of my choosing. As a woman growing up in and spending most of my adult life in churches that affirmed woman as called and gifted equally by God but in different roles (even if the denomination completely affirmed women in ministry leadership) there was much to study and unpack regarding belief, culture, power, influence, and theology. In no way is this an exhaustive list, but it is a start. What resources have helped you? How have they helped you? May the resource list grow!

Bailey, Kenneth J. Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Academic, 2008.

Beach, Nancy, Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2008.

Bilezikian, Gilbert, Beyond Sex Roles: What the Bible Says about a Woman’s Place in Church and Family, 3rd Ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006.

Giles, Kevin, The Trinity & Subordinationism: The Doctrine of God and the Contemporary Gender Debate. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002

Grenz, Stanley J. & Denise Muir Kjesbo, Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Mains, Karen Burton, Lonely No More: A Woman’s Journey to Personal, Marital, and Spiritual Healing. Dallas, TX: Word Publishing, 1993.

Morse, MaryKate, Making Room for Leadership, Power, Space and Influence. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press 2008.

Phelan, John E. Jr., All God’s People: An Exploration of the Call of Women to Pastoral Ministry.
Chicago, IL: Covenant Publications, 2005.

Pierce, Ronald W. and Groothuis, Rebecca Merrill; Gordan D. Fee, contributing ed. Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2005

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

Webb, William. Slaves, Women, and Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

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