Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism

Written by John Piper and Wayne Grudem (eds.) Reviewed By Craig Blomberg

In the US these days, two large evangelical organizations compete for the last word on the vexing issues of male/female relationships in the home and the church. The egalitarians call themselves Christians for Biblical Equality; the hierarchicalists have banded together in response to form the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. The latter group have now published the most detailed, recent tome in print in defence of functional subordination of women in the family and in ministry. Articles cover all the major texts and exegetical issues, practical questions of implementation and collateral evidence from the biological and social sciences. Unfortunately for all their effort, these traditionalists have produced little to advance the debate, although it is helpful to have treatments of this many related topics collected together in one place.

Craig Blomberg

Craig Blomberg
Denver Seminary
Denver, Colorado, USA