Women in the Church:A Biblical Study on the Role of Women in the Church
By: Samuele Bacchiocchi ,
Few subjects have stirred up as much controversy in recent years as that of the role of women in the church. Much of the controversy centers on the interpretation of crucial Biblical passages.
In the book Women in the Church Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi provides a much needed balanced interpretation and application of the overall Biblical teachings on the role of women in the church. With compelling research he shows that while Scripture excludes women from serving in the representative role of priests, elders or pastors, it does include them in the supportive ministries of the church and in participation in public worship. The reason for this Biblical distinction derives not from the cultural conventions of the times, but from the distinct and yet complementary roles for men and women established by God at creation.