Thursday, November 20, 2008

Book Giveaway: Jesus and the Feminists by M. E. Köstenberger

I have been eagerly awaiting this day for a couple of weeks. I can't guarantee that there will be a book giveaway each week, but this is a special occasion.

Crossway Books has kindly supplied three extra copies of Dr. Marny Köstenberger's new book. Just as we did before, I would like to give away these three copies.

Margaret Elizabeth Köstenberger, Jesus and the Feminists: Who Do They Say That He Is? Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2008. Softcover, 253 pages. $19.99

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Excerpts (PDF): Introduction | Chapter 1

Margaret Elizabeth Köstenberger holds a Masters of Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University and a Doctor of Theology from the University of South Africa. She currently serves as adjunct professor of women's studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Please submit your name for a chance to receive a copy of Margaret E. Köstenberger's Jesus and the Feminists: Who Do They Say That He Is?. Leave a comment here (or, if necessary, send me a short email) indicating your interest in entering this drawing.

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This resource provides a detailed survey and critique of various feminist interpretations of Jesus and offers a biblical view of men and women in the church and home.

The feminist movement has affected every aspect of political and social America, and Christians are becoming increasingly aware of how this movement has impacted the church.

The feminist movement has changed the way evangelicals view not only themselves, but also the very Word of God.

Jesus and the Feminists begins by offering a brief survey of the feminist movement, revealing the radical misunderstanding of Jesus that has resulted from this movement. Köstenberger then critiques the relevant works of well-known feminist scholars and the ways they interpret certain passages of Scripture related to Jesus and his approach to women.

This practical resource points the way to a better understanding of the biblical message regarding Jesus’ stance toward women and offers both men and women a biblical view of their roles in the church and the home.


List of Tables


Part 1: Foundations

1 All We’re Meant to Be: Feminism Confronts the Church

2 What’s at Stake: “It’s Hermeneutics!”

Part 2: Jesus and Radical Feminism

3 Mary Daly: Overcoming the Christian Fixation on Jesus

4 Virginia Ramey Mollenkott: Godding and Omnigender

5 Daphne Hampson: After Christianity, What?

Part 3: Jesus and Reformist Feminism

6 Letty Russell: Liberated to Become Human

7 Rosemary Radford Ruether: Womanguides and Women-church

8 Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza: Jesus’ Alleged “Discipleship of Equals”

9 Kathleen Corley and Others: The Case of the Crumbling Paradigm

10 The Feminist Companion and the New Face of Feminism

Part 4: Jesus and Evangelical Feminism (Egalitarianism)

11 The Early Years: Emancipation

12 The Maturing Movement: Increasing Complexity

13 Recent Contributions: Creativity and Consolidation

Part 5: Jesus and the Gospels: An Evangelical Non-feminist Reading

14 Who Do You Say That I Am? A Look at the Gospels


Appendix 1: Feminist Scholarship on Jesus: Who Do They Say That He Is?

Appendix 2: The Nature of Biblical Interpretation


General Index

Scripture Index

  • Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Robert W. Yarbrough, Assistant Professor of New Testament and New Testament Department Chair, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College
  • Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Professor of Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Mary A. Kassian, Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Russell D. Moore, Dean, School of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary
  • M. Sydney Park, Assistant Professor of Divinity (New Testament), Beeson Divinity School
  • Adrio König, Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology, University of South Africa
  • Carolyn McCulley, author, Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World