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The authors set forth a three fold agenda in their consideration of women in the ministry First they want to examine the historical context of women in the church They answer the question have women been an integral part of the ministering community since the beginning of the church They delve deep into the history of the church even researching the roles of women in Judaism Next they examine the biblical models for women in ministry Clearly Grentz Kjesbo feel that women are to take an equal role with men in ministry Further they spend an exhaustive amount of time developing the creation account in order to undermine the complementarian considerations for women in ministry Finally they look at the theology behind women pursuing ordination How do we develop the principles we believe are set forth in scripture and make them the working habits of the church How do we develop doctrine for women and authority 2 The assumptions of complementarians are that God is male women were placed in subordination to men by God and finally God developed and ecclesiastical hierarchy in which men only fill leadership offices pg 173 The assumption that God is male or more male is best disputed on page 145 Old Testament scholar Phyllis Trible wrote that there seemed to be a consensus among Old Testament scholars that God was neither male or female This was one of the key things that made Yahweh different from his near east counterparts Unlike his peers he did not sit with a female to fertilize earth He gave earth its own ability to reproduce God was not gendered Additionally on page 146-7 the male images of God were more images to explain relationships with the God of the Bible These images were not used to gender God but to give a frame work for understanding ones relationship to him
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