Resources to help you answer the question: Should women teach and/or have authority in the church?
Books, Papers and Websites
++ Christians for Biblical Equality (www.cbeinternational.org). An egalitarian organization with the following motto, “Advancing a biblical foundation for gift-based rather than gender-based ministry and service.”
** Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (www.cbmw.org) A hard complementarian organization with the following motto: “Proclaiming God’s glorious Design for Men and Women”
+ Bristow, John Temple. What Paul Really Said About Women: The Apostle’s Liberating View on Equality in Marriage, Leadership, and Love, Harper, 1988.
* Clowney, Edmund P. The Church: Contours of Christian Theology. Intervarsity Press, 1995. (See Chapter 15 “The Ministry of Women in the Church”)
*/+ Clouse, Bonnidell & Robert G. Women in Ministry: Four Views. Intervarsity Press, 1989. (Presents two different complementarian and two different egalitarian views.)
** Doriani, Dan. Women and Ministry: What the Bible Teaches, Crossways, 2003. (The most comprehensive defense of the soft complementarian position.)
* Foh, Susan T. Women and the Word of God: A Response to Biblical Feminism. Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co, 1978.
++ Groothius, Rebecca Merrill. Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Heirarchy, Intervarsity Press, 2005. (The standard and comprehensive defense of the egalitarian position.)
* Grudem, Wayne. Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth: An Analysis of Over One Hundred Disputed Questions. Multnomah, 2004
+ Johnson, Alan F. How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals, Harper Collins, 2010.
* Hunt, Susan and Hutcheson, Peggy. Leadership for Women in the Church, Zondervan, 1991.
** Piper, John & Grudem Wayne editors. Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood: A Response to Biblical Feminism. Crossways Books, 1991. (The standard and comprehensive defense of the hard complementarian position.)
*Webb, William J. Slaves, Women and Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis, InterVarsity Press, 2001. (A consideration of how the various commands in scripture relate to changes in culture that concludes with what the author describes as “ultra-soft patriarchy.”)