There is a crying need in the church today for men to be men. But competing visions for what a man is to be—some growing out of popular culture and others arising from flawed teaching in the church—are exacerbating the problem.
Rev. Richard D. Phillips believes the problem and the inadequate solutions being put forward demand sound exegesis of biblical passages relating to masculinity. The Bible alone has the answer to what men are to be in the eyes of their Creator.
In The Masculine Mandate, Rev. Phillips provides this essential exegesis and issues a call to reformation in the evangelical church’s attitude toward the role of men in the family, the church, and society.
With the Logos edition, The Masculine Mandate is fully integrated with the other resources in your digital library, including Bibles, maps, dictionaries, and numerous other Bible study tools. All Scripture references are linked directly to the text of your favorite Bible translation, making your Bible study and teaching preparations more effective and rewarding. You can also explore Scripture on a deeper level with powerful search features, Passage Guides, and all the other interactive features in your Logos library. That makes this important book more useful than ever before for pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, and anyone else desiring to get deeper into the truth of God’s Word.
- Foreword by Jerry Bridges
- Preface by the author
- Questions for reflection and discussion
Praise for the Print Edition
Egalitarian and chauvinistic thinking have corrupted our ideas about godly manhood. With boldness of heart and pastoral wisdom, Rick Phillips leads us back toward biblical manhood—masculinity grounded in the cultural mandate, the cross, and the ordinary means of grace. May men of the church answer the call of this mandate to stand up and be counted, and to live out their faith courageously as workers, protectors, nurturers, and leaders for Christ.
—Eric C. Redmond, senior pastor, Reformation Alive Baptist Church, Temple Hills, Md., author, Where Are All the Brothers? Straight Answers to Men’s Questions about the Church
In the face of the widespread confusion in our culture, Rick Phillips lays out the biblical mandate for men to work and keep the world around us. This book carefully avoids stereotypes and legalistic rules, while unfolding with clarity and practical simplicity the biblical vision of men as individuals and in relationships to other men, to our wives and children, and to the church of Jesus Christ. I learned much from this book and look forward to sharing it with my sons.
—Iain M. Duguid, professor of religion, Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
- Title: The Masculine Mandate: Godrsquo;s Calling to Men
- Author: Rev. Richard D. Phillips
- Publisher: Reformation Trust
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pages: 175
About Rev. Richard D. Phillips
Rev. Richard D. Phillips is senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina, and is author of Jesus the Evangelist, published by Reformation Trust.