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Women in Christian Perspective – a Bibliography

Annotated list of books reflecting differing perspectives on the role of women in ministry in the Christian church
by Robert M. Bowman, Jr.

The purpose of this bibliography is to direct interested readers to works reflecting differing perspectives. Works marked with an asterisk (*) are considered especially worthy representatives of their respective positions..

Definition of Positions

General Works


2. Egalitarian/feminist

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Women in Ministry

1. Traditional/complementarian

2. Egalitarian/feminist

Paul and Women

1. General Studies

2. 1 Corinthians (especially chs. 11 and 14)

3. 1 Timothy (especially ch. 2)


Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Box 317, Wheaton, IL 60189
(888) 560-8210

- Complementarian/traditionalist perspective
- Harold O. J. Brown, D. A. Carson, Carl F. H. Henry, D. James Kennedy, John F. MacArthur, Jr., J. I. Packer, R. C. Sproul, et. al.

Christians for Biblical Equality
122 W. Franklin Ave., Suite 218, Minneapolis, MN 55404-5421
(612) 872-6898

- Egalitarian/evangelical feminist perspective
- Stan Gundry, Catherine Clark Kroeger, W. Ward Gasque, Virginia Patterson, Millard Erickson, Vernon Grounds, Roger Nicole, Rebecca Groothuis, et. al.

Women in Christian Ministry points to resources on questions surrounding the issue of women in ministry: e.g. Are women allowed to teach in the church? Can women be pastors? What is the role of women in the Christian church?


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This post was last updated: Jun. 2, 2015