In The Message of Women
Derek and Diane Tidball attempt to defuse the ongoing polemics surrounding gender in Christian witness with a refreshing firsthand and wide-ranging look at the place of women in the Bible.
The authors begin with foundations about women in creation and in the new creation and then examine women under the old covenant, women with Jesus and in the kingdom of God, and women in the community of the early church.
- Explores a key biblical theme and critical cultural question
- Provides scholarly exposition of a range of Old and New Testament texts
- Provides a sensitive reading mindful of different gender views among Christians
Derek and Dianne Tidball defuse the polemics surrounding gender in Christian witness with a refreshing firsthand look at the role of women in the Bible. Beginning with a distinction between creation and new creation perspectives, the authors examine women under the old covenant, women under the new covenant and women in the early church.
Derek Tidball is visiting scholar at Spurgeon's College, London. Previously he served as principal of the London School of Theology where he lectured in pastoral theology. His books include , , and commentaries in the Bible Speaks Today Series. In addition, he is series editor for the Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series.
". . . a valuable resource for preachers or Bible-study leaders who have not had the opportunity to study the texts in depth, or to reflect on the importance of women within the entire spread of scripture."