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Does Christianity Teach Male Headship? : The Equal-Regard Marriage and Its Critics :  The Equal-Regard Marriage and Its Critics - David Blankenhorn

Does Christianity Teach Male Headship? : The Equal-Regard Marriage and Its Critics

The Equal-Regard Marriage and Its Critics

Paperback Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780802821713
Number Of Pages: 160

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This is not just another book on the perennial issue of male headship. In contrast to those many who regard Christianity as the great source of male domination, this book argues that authentic Christianity does not teach that husbands have spiritual superiority over their wives, and its authors listen to and engage voices that still claim that it does.

Written by distinguished Protestant and Roman Catholic scholars, the book first demonstrates how deep strands of the Christian tradition have always taught an ethic of gender mutuality, sowing the seeds for what is today called the "equal-regard marriage." Though patriarchy was pervasive in the ancient world surrounding early Christianity and sometimes influenced the church, new research shows that the earliest layers of Christianity both resisted and worked to transform it. Not every author in the book agrees with this point of view; dissenters have their say too. As a whole, "Does Christianity Teach Male Headship? constitutes a robust debate that, finally, invites readers to decide.

Contributors: David Blankenhorn
Don Browning
Lisa Sowle Cahill
Allan C. Carlson
Daniel Mark Cere
Maggie Gallagher
W. Robert Godfrey
Bonnie Miller-McLemore
John W. Miller
Carolyn Osiek
Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
John Witte Jr.

Series Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. x
Equal Regard
The Problem of Menp. 3
Is Equal Regard in the Bible?p. 13
Did Early Christians Teach, or Merely Assume, Male Headship?p. 23
Male Headship: Reform of the Protestant Traditionp. 28
The Feminist Popep. 40
A Feminist Christian Theologian Looks (Askance) at Headshipp. 49
Its Critics
The Problem of Men, Reconsideredp. 65
The Problem of Protestantsp. 74
Headship and the Biblep. 82
Marriage, Subordination, and the Development of Christian Doctrinep. 92
Reflections on Headshipp. 111
Reflections on the Debatep. 126
Contributorsp. 139
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ISBN: 9780802821713
ISBN-10: 0802821715
Series: Religion, Marriage, and Family
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: December 2003
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.24