The Great Beyond: Restoring women to their God-given role in the church

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Society is waking up to the notion that equality between the sexes extends beyond words and into action. This means equal pay for doing the same job regardless of gender. It means equal opportunities to study and progress in any career regardless of any preconceptions concerning whether the job is ‘appropriate’ for a person. This new awakening is beginning to open up new vistas of possibility and we are seeing women entering and thriving in areas that were previously male strongholds such as football and engineering. On theological grounds, the church is instinctively conservative because it is supposed to uphold God's standards rather than be influenced by the world. That has meant that leadership has remained largely male, particularly in the evangelical sectors of the church. Whilst we have seen some of the more traditional denominations open the way for women to become priests, bishops, moderators, etc., the evangelical church has largely clung to an ideal of male leadership. In this book, Richard Bradbury challenges the position of the evangelical church, and in particular the New Churches with respect to female leadership. Arguing from the basis of Biblical exegesis, as well as sociological evidence, he presents a compelling case for allowing and enabling women to rise up into their God-given gifting and calling without any restrictions. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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Church leader, Bible School Principle, author, poet, musician, father of four, grandfather of 7, accountant, project manager, novelist (unpublished), fitness fanatic - these are some of the attributes of Richard Bradbury. After a 25 year career in industry, his time is now taken up with leading a church in the Groundlevel Network, and with some national responsibilities with Churches Together in England. Married and living in Beverley, East Yorkshire, he is committed to seeing people come into the good of all that God has for them through his teaching and writing. His other books include 'It’s the end of the World as we know it!' a handbook to the End Times, and 'Losing my Religion', a re-examination of the Kingdom of God, both published through Pneuma Springs.
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Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
Aug 2, 2018
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Pages
154
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ISBN
9781782284574
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English
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Religion / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Religion / Christian Life / General
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