An End to this Strife: The Politics of Gender in African American Churches

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Fortress Press - 224 páginas
Williams's important work argues that taking the New Testament and particularly Galatians 3:28 seriously should lead black churches to challenge sexism and racism not only in society at large but also in African American churches and denominational bodies. By addressing oppressive practices in African American and other churches, they remain true to the liberation principle of the Bible-the equality of all people before God-which has been used effectively by black churches. His argument unfolds first through looking at the biblical text, especially the figure of Jesus and his ministry and how he broke the social barriers of his day. It then shows how African American Christians have historically appropriated this lens and legacy in their own religious and social experience and explains how this vision pertains to the state of black women in the churches today. Williams's book will help all Christian churches reappropriate the biblical text and serve as a model for how the Bible can be responsibly employed in the churches and the public arena to promote equality for all people.

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This has been swept under the carpet for years: Dr. Judy L. Brown was an Old Testament Editor for The Spirit Filled Bible. She is now a convicted Felon, serving time for bludgeoning the pastor-husband of the woman she was having a prolonged lesbian affair with. She had intended to dismember him following the murder, had it succeeded. This is IVP’s response to it. Press Release. 2005-APR-08: InterVarsity Press stops distribution of book: InterVarsity Press (IVP) learned on APR-07 that Judy L. Brown had been sentenced to 30 years in jail after found guilty of breaking into the home of Rev. Ted Smart during 2003-AUG, and trying to kill him. Brown had allegedly been engaged in a lesbian affair with Ted Smart’s wife Toby. Brown had contributed a section to IVP’s recent book “Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy.” IVP has stopped distributing the book and intends to publish a new edition in a few months with Dr. Brown’s article deleted. 

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Introduction
1
Jesus Paul and a New Paradigm
13
Scripture Subjugation and Silence
44
Proclamation Protest and a New Principle
75
Pulpit Power and Prohibitions
107
Vision Envision and Revision
137
Women Word and Witness
160
Weve Come This Far by Faith
188
Notes
192
Selected Bibliography
217
Index
219
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Página 86 - Of a truth I perceive, that God is no respecter of persons ; but in every nation he that feareth God, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Página 17 - When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
Página 180 - And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh ; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions ; and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.
Página 159 - As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Página 85 - Art thou called being a servant '( care not for it : but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
Página 61 - For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?
Página 89 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Página 56 - For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. (For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
Página 86 - What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean strictly to apply to the slaveholding religion of this land, and with no possible reference to Christianity proper; for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference — so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked.

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