|Publication Date: 21 Mar 2019|
|Page Count: 448|
|Author: Andrew Bartlett|
|ISBN-13: 9781783599172, 9781783599189, 9781783599875|
Men and Women in Christ
Andrew Bartlett makes use of his experience as a judge and arbitrator in assessing the debate, with impartiality rather than advocacy (like a barrister). In a thorough, detailed but accessible analysis, he engages with exemplars of each view and with all the key biblical texts. He partly agrees and partly disagrees with both sides, and offers fresh insights into interpretation of the texts. He proposes movement beyond the complementarian and egalitarian labels, and seeks progress towards healing of a sharp division.
Books on this topic are often accompanied by the sound of an author steadily grinding their axe in the background. This work is refreshingly different. Meticulous research, careful argument, objective assessment and judicious evaluation make this a significant scholarly contribution to the discussion on the role of men and women in Christ’s church. It is essential reading for all in leadership.