Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women in Building Healthy Cultures - eBook  -     By: Darrow L. Miller, Stan Guthrie
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IVP Books / 2012 / ePub

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One of the greatest causes of worldwide poverty, argues Darrow Miller, is the idea that men are superior to women. This belief leads to practices that impoverish women, men, families and nations.

A biblical alternative is critical! The book explores the biblical foundation for complementarianism and the trinity as a model for male-female relationships.

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Vendor: IVP Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780830859252
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Our world is filled with nations that are impoverished largely because half of their people—the female population—are disenfranchised. But this is not just a book about women; it is a book that deals with the intersection of three seemingly very different subjects: women, poverty and world view. Nurturing the Nations explains how the ideas that societies embrace create healthy or impoverished cultures and supports that theory with information regarding domestic violence, murder and pornography. The book addresses one of the greatest causes of worldwide poverty, the lie that men are superior to women. In noting that the world view of a culture frames how it understands women and men, various paradigms are studied, such as Hinduism and Animism, showing how they lead to the abuse and hatred of women. This topic cannot be addressed without studying the Trinity as a model for male-female relationships. Servanthood, submission and the transcendence of sexuality are all discussed based on the idea that male and female were created equal in being but different in function. The book concludes with a look at the history of women in the Old and New Testament—how they were established as the co-laborers of men in the development of creation and the liberating challenge Jesus issued to the sexist culture of his day.

Author Bio

Darrow Miller serves as vice president of Food for the Hungry International and co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance. He resides in Happy Jack, Arizona with his wife, Marilyn.

Author Bio

Darrow Miller is Vice President for Staff Development of Food for the Hungry International. His experience of living, studying and traveling in more than 40 countries is invaluable to his work at Food for the Hungry, where he provides leadership for a team of staff development workers.

Prior to joining Food for the Hungry in 1981, Miller was pastor of the Sherman Street Fellowship in Denver. While there, he helped to develop both student and street ministries in addition to performing regular pastoral duties.

Miller is author of Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures a highly regarded book uniting worldview analysis and sound perspectives on development. He contributed a chapter in the book Christian Relief and Development entitled, "The Development Ethic: Hope for a Culture of Poverty." He has also written the popular "Servanthood Bible Study" series.

Darrow has a master's degree in higher adult education from Arizona State University. In addition, he has pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel and Switzerland.

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