Articles on Patriarchy
Patriarchy or Gender
Equality? The Letter to the Ephesians on Submission, Headship, and Slavery
by Dr. Carrie A. Miles Is religion responsible for patriarchy or can its roots be found in economic
necessity? Is Paul patriarchal or did early Christianity actually repudiate
patriarchy? Carrie Miles answers these questions in this fascinating article.
Don't miss it!
The Patriarchs Are Coming! Why are they
arriving on the scene and in our churches? by Dr. Del Birkey. Birkey
discusses the concept of patriarchy as viewed by traditionalists vs.
egalitarians, as well as the current attempt to strengthen this ancient agenda
in churches and homes as the benignly renamed complementarianism. Birkey
offers compelling proof in this thesis that the old-order patriarchy has been
rendered obsolete in Jesus Christ and the New Testament. He even takes some
Christian women to task for their supporting role in this "disarray" from which
Jesus came to redeem us.
The Sword is Out: A Strong Response
to "Off with the Skirt, On with the Pants" by R. C. Sproul, Jr. by
Alice Whisman. In her article, Alice Whisman has written a rebuttal to
a sermon by Dr. R. C. Sproul Jr. entitled "Off With the Skirt, on With the
Pants." Dr. Sproul may have intended to call men to be serious about their
commitment to God and the church and to use their gifts. However, in the
process, his underlying beliefs about the inferiority of women are clearly
revealed and found to be unacceptable.
Time Past Due by Gene Edwards. Here is Chapter 1 from Gene Edwards'
new book, The Christian Woman . . . Set Free. In his highly
readable style, Edwards examines the origins of the negative view of women often
found in the Christian church and examines the scriptures used to support this
view. GWTW highly recommends The Christian Woman Set Free as an
introduction to biblical equality. A review of The Christian Woman Set
Free is found in the
The Silence That Shouts by Pamela
Walford. This article challenges the traditional view that God is
noncommittal and neutral about the atrocities against women in the book of
Judges. She has written a truly penetrating article on the Book of
Why Modern Patriarchy Is Not
Biblical by Kathryn J. Riss, Th.M. This article details the
continuing problems brought on by patriarchy in modern society and provides
biblical evidence that patriarchy is not God's idea.
Patriarchy, Is It God's Order? by Pat Joyce. Taken from the Spring
2001 newsletter this article exposes the danger and ungodliness inherent in
any level of patriarchy.