Recent declarations by the Southern Baptist Convention concerning male and female roles have ignited major controversies among Baptists. The place of women in Baptist churches and homes, as well as employment restrictions upon SBC college and seminary teachers, chaplains, missionaries, and denominational employees, have thrust the issue to the forefront of Baptist life.
In Putting Women in Their Place: Moving Beyond Gender Stereotypes in Church and Home, twelve respected authors address key questions for Baptists desiring a biblically based and theologically sound discussion of gender issues. For students and teachers, laity and clergy, this text will serve as a basic introduction to the proper place of women in church, home, and society.
Contributors: William E. Hull, Julie Penniginton-Russell, Charles Wellborn, Gladys S. Lewis, Dan Gentry Kent, Audra E. Trull, Ruth Ann Foster, Catherine Clark Kroeger, Sheri Adams, Joe E. Trull, Karen G. Massey, Fisher Humphreys.
"As the struggle goes on in many Christian circles as to whether or not women are to be in key roles of leadership in Christendom, this book is timely, biblically based and theologically sound. Hooray for the authors."
— Tony Campolo
"You have no excuse for claiming ignorance regarding Southern Baptists and women? The editors of this book expose fuzzy thinking, spotlight a dark corner of Baptist life, and make accessible for ordinary mortals clear Christian teaching about the role of women. The contributors know what they are talking about. Every alert believer should read this book so he or she will know too. Thanks Audra and Joe Trull!"
— James M. Dunn
Wake Forest University Divinity School