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Bibliography of Complimentarian, Egalitarian, and Post-Christian Feminist authors:

Abdallah’s, Amy Davis. The Book of Womanhood. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016

Bellis, Alice Ogden. Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes: Women’s Stories in the Hebrew Bible. 2d ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007.

Bessey, Sarah. Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women. New York: Howard, 2013.

Booth, Catherine. Female Ministry or, Woman’s Right to Preach the Gospel. 1975

Bushnell, Katherine C., God’s Word to Women. United Kingdom, 1903

Clark, Elizabeth A. Women in the Early Church. Message of the Fathers of the Church 13. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1983.

Coakley, Sarah. Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy, and Gender. Challenges in Contemporary Theology. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

Cochran, Pamela D. H. Evangelical Feminism: A History. New York University Press, 2005.

Cohick, Lynn H. Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.

Daly, Mary. The Church and the Second Sex. Boston: Beacon, 1985.

Eisen, Ute E. Women Officeholders in Early Christianity: Epigraphical and Literary Studies. Translated by Linda M. Maloney. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical, 2000.

Frymer-Kinsky, Tikva. Reading the Women of the Bible: A New Interpretation of Their Stories. New York: Schocken, 2002.

Greene-McCreight, Kathryn. Feminist Reconstructions of Christian Doctrine: Narrative Analysis and Appraisal. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Grenz, Stanley. Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Gundry, Stanley N. and James R. Beck, eds. Two Views on Women in Ministry. Rev. ed. Counterpoints; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Hampson, Daphne. Theology and Feminism. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990.

James, Carolyn Custis. Lost Women of the Bible: The Women We Thought We Knew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008

______________. Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015

Johnson, Elizabeth A. She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse. 10th Ann. ed. Crossroad, 2002.

Kraemer, Ross Shepherd and Mary Rose D’Angelo, eds. Women and Christian Origins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Lee-Barnewell, Michelle. Neither Complementarian Nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.

Loades, Ann. Feminist Theology: Voices from the Past. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2001.

MacHaffie, Barbara. Her Story: Women in Christian Tradition. 2d ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006.

Macy, Gary. The Hidden History of Women’s Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

McKnight, Scot. The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010

___________. Junia ia Not Alone. Englewood: Pathos Press, 2011

Meyers, Carol. Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Moore, Rebecca. Women in Christian Traditions. New York: New York University Press, 2015.

Newsom, Carol A., Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women’s Bible Commentary. Rev. exp. ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

Nordling, Cherith Fee. Knowing God by Name: A Conversation Between Elizabeth A. Johnson and Karl Barth. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

Norris, Kathleen. The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and "Women's Work." Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist, 1998.

Oden, Amy, ed. In Her Words: Women’s Writings in the History of Christian Thought. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.

Pierce, Ronald W. and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, eds. Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy. Downers’ Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2005.

Piper, John and Wayne Grudem, eds. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2006.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology. Ann. ed. Boston, Beacon, 1993.

Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth. In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins. 10th Ann. ed. New York: Crossroad, 1994.

Stackhouse, John G., Jr. Partners in Christ: A Conservative Case for Egalitarianism. Downers’ Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2015.

______________ Finally Feminist: A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Storkey, Elaine, What’s Right with Feminism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986.

Sumner, Sarah. Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2003.

Taylor, Marion Ann and Agnes Choi, eds. Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

Torjesen, Karen Jo. When Women Were Priests: Women’s Leadership in the Early Church and the Sacndal of Their Subordination in the Rise of Christianity. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995.

Trible, Phyllis. Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives. Overtures in Biblical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1984.

Tull, Patricia K. and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2015.

Van Leeuwen, Mary and Helen M. Sterk. After Eden: Facing the Challenge of Gender Reconciliation. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1993.

Williams, Neil H. The Maleness of Jesus: Is it Good News for Women. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2011.



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