God's Design For Man and Woman

God's Design For Man and Woman

Product Code: 9781433536991

Kostenberger, Andreas & Margaret | Crossway

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Equipping a New Generation to Live Out God’s Design

This thorough study of the Bible’s teaching on men and women aims to help a new generation of Christians live for Christ in today’s world. Moving beyond other treatments that primarily focus on select passages, this winsome volume traces Scripture’s overarching pattern related to male-female relationships in both the Old and New Testaments. Those interested in careful discussion rather than caustic debate will discover that God’s design is not confining or discriminatory but beautiful, wise, liberating, and good.

“The eclipse of the family in human society is one of the most disastrous developments of our age. Sadly, the eclipse of the biblical model of marriage and family has also happened within far too many evangelical churches. Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger come to the rescue with biblical and theological insight and practical wisdom.”

--- R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Models the best of Christian discernment about matters of gender, theology, justice, roles, and gifts. It is faithful in its representation both of God’s character and our own propensity to sin, pastoral in its application of faithful biblical hermeneutics, insightful in its explanation of original word usages and their application, concise in its framing of hot-button issues and the hermeneutical fallacies that often fuel them, and charitable in its handling of the motives of those who disagree.”

--- Rosaria Butterfield, former professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

View an excerpt here.

Table of Contents:

  1. God’s Original Design and Its Corruption (Genesis 1–3)
  2. Patriarchs, Kings, Priests, and Prophets (Old Testament)
  3. What Did Jesus Do? (Gospels)
  4. What Did the Early Church Do? (Acts)
  5. Paul’s Message to the Churches (First Ten Letters)
  6. Paul’s Legacy (Letters to Timothy and Titus)
  7. The Rest of the Story (Other New Testament Teaching)
  8. God’s Design Lived Out Today

Appendix 1: The Three Waves: Women’s History Survey
Appendix 2: The Rules of the Game: Hermeneutics and Biblical Theology
Appendix 3: Proceed with Caution: Special Issues in Interpreting Gender Passages


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