Item description for Why Not Women?: A Fresh Look at Scripture on Women in Missions, Ministry, and Leadership by Loren Cunningham & David Joel Hamilton...
Overview David Hamilton takes difficult verses and explains them within the context of its surrounding verses. - He explores alternative translations and corrects common understandings of key words that may change the entire meaning of a passage. - His writtings reveal a spirit of humility and sensitivity towards a sometimes volatile subject.
Publishers Description Millions of believers are hungry for an uncompromising look at the roles of women in missions, ministry, and leadership. This book brings light, not just more heat, to the church's crucial debate through- historical and current global perspectives- a detailed study of women in Scripture- an examination of the fruit of women in public ministry- a powerful revelation of what's at stake for women, men, the body of Christ, God's kingdom, and the unreached
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Studio: YWAM Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.86" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2006
Publisher YWAM Publishing
ISBN 1576581837 ISBN13 9781576581834
Reviews - What do customers think about Why Not Women? Biblical Study Of Women In Ministry?
Faulty Scholarship Aug 5, 2009
First please note the authors' lack of scholarly credentials adequate for an undertaking of this immensity. Second, as evidence for their biblical interpretations, they lean heavily on studies by "Egalitarian" writers, whose assertions have already been debunked. For those interested, compare Wayne Grudem's studies on uses of the Greek "Kephale" with Hamilton's assertions. Too much shoddy scholarship discredits the book's central theme. I would recommend Piper's "Man and Women in Biblical Perspective" to go deeper on this important subject.
Godly Women do not aspire to have authority over a man Oct 10, 2008
"I suffer not a woman to teach nor usurp authority over a man". It used to be simple but books like these wrestle Paul's words, exactly like Peter said they would, into a meaning that fits their theology.
OK, can you name one female elder from the Book of Acts? Can you name a female apostle, overseer (bishop), elder, or pastor by name in the New Testament? There is ONE teacher of men mentioned, her name is in Revelation and it is "Jezebel".
Women are wonderful helps, hostesses (deacons) tesimony givers, encouragers, servants to God's people. But God reserved leadership and headship to the man. "The head of every man is Christ, the head of every woman is the man..." 1Cor.11:1-4
A man who makes his wife "co-pastor" should take down the signs in the church designating mens bathroom and womens bathroom.
God did not see fit to put women in leadership over men. The apostate church does.
Just Excellent! Sep 28, 2008
This book is just excellent. It covers all of the important questions on the topic, the writing is very smooth, and I love the illustrations. I can't recommend it enough.
Very good material Sep 16, 2008
If you are like me, you may not believe in women pastors because of how you were raised and how you understand certain passages in the Bible. This book taught me a lot that I had not known about ancient Greek, Roman, and Hebrew culture, and had a great many insightful things to say which had never crossed my mind before. Very good food for thought. As with ANY book you read, you should keep your mind open and keep your mind thinking for itself. And be led by the Spirit. I would recommend this for men as well as for women.
Be careful! Feb 10, 2008
I would encourage all who read this book to be very careful in reading it. The first half of the book has to do with the injustices done women, which are true and very unfortunate, but have nothing to do with what the Bible has to say about the subject directly. All that God has made, humans have used for something for which is was not intended.
The second half of the book attempts to describe what the Bible really has to say about the subject. While I am no greek scholar, some of the greek I looked up did not line up with what the authors were stating. An incredibly big problem with the book has to do with assumptions. The author will rightly state that some of the traditional interpretations may not be correct, but then he gives the alternative interpretation that he has obviously accepted without evidence, then proceeds to justify his beliefs as if the assumption is true. He also fails to review other scriptures that have to relate to the relationship between women and men and fathers and their daughters and sons that do not line up with the way he believes.
If you have a good handle on scripture, this book would be interesting to see where some people are coming from. If you do not understand scripture well, BEWARE! I feel this author distorts scripture for his own personal views (2 Peter 3:16). If you are brave enough to tackle the book, then you had better be committed enough to review scripturally all that he is teaching (OPEN your Bible and look into the greek and the surrounding verses--context) as well as the other areas of the Bible where gender differences are discussed.
If you are really interested in the question "Why Not Women?" then I would encourage you to read the book "Why Men Hate Going to Church" to get a more balanced view.
Wonderfully balanced, historically and theologically sound Jun 29, 2007
Cunningham, et al, have done a masterful job of addressing a topic which too often is tackled based on traditionalism, scriptural "sound bites," and emotionalism. Stripping away our preconceptions, they have examined this issue in the light of the full counsel of God's Word (the Bible), careful study of the original languages (Hebrew and Greek), cultural context, and the historical and comtemporary record of women in ministry. This book is now a "must read" recommendation from me to peers in ministry. As truth will always do, I found this book to be liberating!