The Role of Women in the Church is a unique book dealing with a subject that has previously received little treatment. It is a useful tool for giving direction to the church for a modern viewpoint of women's spiritual responsibility which is in keeping with the guidelines laid down by the Bible.
The lessons of history and the teaching of the Bible are two main guidelines for understanding the status of women in the church. The Role of Women in the Church is an inquiry into the practices of the past. The introductory section of the position of ancient Greek, Roman, and Jewish women is followed by a three-part discussion dealing with the effect of Jesus on the status of women during the apostolic age, and their position during the second and third centuries. Here is a timely book dealing with a contemporary subject, looking at it through the words of the Bible.
- Title: The Role of Women in the Church
- Author: Charles C. Ryrie
- Publisher: Moody
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pages: 155
About Charles C. Ryrie
Charles C. Ryrie is a renowned author and scholar. He has written dozens of books which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. As a scholar, he has served in several capacities throughout this career. He was ordained by the First Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois. He spent five years at Westmont College, first as professor, later as dean of men and chairman of biblical studies and philosophy. In 1958 he became president of Philadelphia College of Bible. He spent most of his career as a professor of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. The father of three, he is now professor emeritus of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and acts as visiting professor of theology at Philadelphia College of Bible.