Women in the Church, 2nd Edition

An Analysis and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9–15

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"It is refreshing to read a book that tries to wrestle with what the text is saying, without cleverly domesticating it. This substantially updated edition needs to be read by all sides in the current controversy."--D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

This work provides a biblical defense of the traditional complementarian position. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised to make the book's substantive arguments more accessible, and a new chapter of pastoral application has been added. Contributors include S. M. Baugh, H. Scott Baldwin, Andreas J. Kostenberger, Thomas R. Schreiner, Robert W. Yarbrough, and Dorothy Patterson.


Endorsements

"In an age when ideological dogmatism and sheer speculative fancy often displace sober exegesis, it is refreshing to read a book that tries to wrestle with what the text is saying without cleverly domesticating it. This substantially updated edition needs to be read by all sides in the current controversy."--D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"In an age when assertions abound concerning the meaning of this text, the contributors have not only presented the most thoroughgoing and decisive case for the traditional view of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 now available, but have also provided a handbook of solid interpretive methodology. Whether or not one agrees with their conclusions, the reader will find the issues clarified, the evidence evaluated, and the text carefully analyzed and applied. I heartily recommend this book to all who are willing to confront and be confronted by the biblical text once again."--Scott Hafemann, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"A fine collection of integrated essays addressing one of the most important issues regarding the ministry of women in the Christian church. This series of grammatical, linguistic, exegetical, hermeneutical, and theological essays is one of the most comprehensive treatments to date on the subject. The essays are not simply a rehash of old arguments. At significant points they mke an original contribution to our knowledge. Fresh research and careful analysis have been based on the wide range of extrabiblical Greek texts that are now available, along with high-speed computer searches that can be conducted."--Peter T. O'Brien, Moore Theological College

"A pivotal text behind a major problem deserves a major book. The pivotal text is 1 Timothy 2:9-15. The major problem is how men and women relate to each other in teaching and leading the Christian church. And the major book is Women in the Church. There is none more thorough or careful or balanced or biblical."--John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church


The Authors

  1. Andreas J. Köstenberger

    Andreas J. Köstenberger

    Andreas J. Köstenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology and director of PhD studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the...

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  2. Thomas R. Schreiner

    Thomas R. Schreiner

    Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including New...

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Reviews

"The first edition of this book quickly established itself as one of the key books on this much debated passage. It has been of much value to the church and academy. Therefore a second edition of this book is warmly welcomed. . . . The essays that remain from the first edition were, and continue to be, the heart of the book, and we are blessed by having them in updated form with interaction with the work of the last ten years."--Ray Van Neste, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology

Praise for the first edition:
"Several of the authors note that they were formerly egalitarians but were convicted by the biblical evidence and lead to the complementarian position. This book is a substantial contribution in addressing the arguments of egalitarians, and advancing the arguments in new ways, and if read and used, could lead to many others making such a transition. Those who choose to ignore it will be the poorer for having done so."--Randy Mann, Baptist Review of Theology