Church of Christ Resources for Gender Inclusivity

1 Voice 4 Change - A Movement for Gender Equality in Churches of Christ - Gender Justice and Churches of Christ
Women in Ministry: Serving in the Church of Christ Heritage
Women in the Restoration Movement
Center for Women in Christian Service at Abilene Christian University
Half the Church

Books and Articles about Gender Inclusivity from members of the Churches of Christ

A Woman Called: Piecing Together the Ministry Puzzle by Sara Barton
Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity, Volume 1 edited by Carroll D. Osburn
Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity, Volume 2 edited by Carroll D. Osburn
Women in the Church: Reclaiming the Ideal by Carroll D. Osburn
Distant Voices: Uncovering a Forgotten Past for a Changing Church by C. Leonard Allen (esp. chapter 4)

Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman: A Case Study in Inclusiveness by Holly J. Carey
Volume 16, Issue 2, Leaven, "Creation and New Creation"
Restoration Women Who Responded to the Spirit Before 1900 by Bonnie Miller (Leaven)
Why Women Should Be Preaching in the Churches of Christ by Robert M. Randolph (Leaven)
Are Women to Pray and Prophesy (1 Corinthians 11:5) or are Women to Remain Silent (1 Corinthians 14:34-35)? Some Pastoral Implications of an Exegesis of 1 Cor. 14:34-35 by Paul D. Watson (Leaven)
A Survey of Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 by Krystin D. Higgins (Leaven)
Imagining the Potential: Ministry of Women in the Twenty-First Century by Kathy Pulley (Leaven)
Women and Wealth in 1 Timothy by Ken Cukowski (Leaven)
The Relationships of Genesis 2:4b-3:24: Past, Present, and Future by Jared Wolfe (Leaven)
Hairstyles and Heretics: Exploring the Backgrounds and Applications of 1 Timothy by Mary Ellen Pereira (Leaven)
The Problem of Uncovered Prophets: Exploring 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 by Ken Cukrowski (Leaven)
Women's Leadership by Jeanie Shaw (Leaven)
Why Am I Afraid? by D'Esta Love (Leaven)
Man and Woman in Genesis 1-3 by Lance Pape
The First Female Gospel Preacher: A Fresh Perspective on John 4 by Lance Pape
Laborers in the Lord: Romans 16 and the Women in Pauline Churches by Christopher R. Hutson
A Study Guide to 1 Timothy 2:8-15 by Christopher R. Hutson
Privelege or Silence: Women in Churches of Christ (1897-1907) - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 by John Mark Hicks
Women Serving God by John Mark Hicks
Daniel Sommer on Public Religious "Duties and Priveleges" of Women by John Mark Hicks
"Woman's Privelege": Two Views by John Mark Hicks
Women in the Assembly: Issues and Options (First Corinthians 14:34-35) by John Mark Hicks (.doc)
Women on the Family Tree: What does the Bible Say Women DID?? by Bobby Valentine
Huldah Who? The Forgotten Ministry of a Lady Prophet by Bobby Valentine
Voices on Female Deacons in the Stone-Campbell Movement by Bobby Valentine
Role of Women / Buried Talents (52 Total Posts) by Jay Guin

Video and Audio Resources


Articles on Women in Leadership (Available without an ATLA Subscription)
Women's Service in the Church: The Biblical Basis by N. T. Wright

Theological, Historical, and Textual Books about Gender Roles
Who's Tampering with the Trinity?: An Assessment of the Subordination Debate by Millard J. Erickson
Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women's Ministry in the Letters of Paul
by Craig S. Keener
How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals
edited by Alan F. Johnson
Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership by Sarah Sumner
Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life
by Lynn H. Cohick
Liberating Tradition: Women's Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective
by Kristina LaCelle-Peterson
Paul's Idea of Community: The Early House Churches in Their Cultural Setting, Revised Edition
by Robert J. Banks
Women in the Earliest Churches (Society for the New Testament Studies Monograph Series) by Ben Witherington III
God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality (Overtures to Biblical Theology)
by Phyllis Trible
Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities
by Bruce W. Winter
As Christ Submits to the Church: A Biblical Understanding of Leadership and Mutual Submission
by Alan G. Padgett
Beyond Sex Roles: What the Bible Says about a Woman's Place in Church and Family
by Gilbert Bilezikian
Women in the Ministry of Jesus: A Study of Jesus' Attitudes to Women and their Roles as Reflected in His Earthly Life (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) by Ben Witherington III
Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry
by Stanley J. Grenz
Women in the Church's Ministry: A Test-Case for Biblical Hermeneutics
by R. T. France
Women in Mission: From the New Testament to Today (American Society of Missiology)
by Susan E. Smith
Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy edited by Ronald W. Pierce, Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, and Gordon D. Fee

Scholarly Articles (Requires an ATLA Subscription)

Articles about 1 Timothy 2:8-15
Bowman, Ann L. “Women in Ministry: An Exegetical Study of 1 Timothy 2:11-15.” Bibliotheca Sacra 149, no. 594 (June 1992): 193-213.

Gruenler, Royce Gordon. “The Mission-Lifestyle Setting of 1 Tim. 2:8-15.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41, no. 2 (June 1998): 215-238.

Heidebrecht, Doug. “Readin 1 Timothy 2:9-15 in Its Literary Context.” Direction 33, no. 2 (Fall 2004): 171-184.

Hugenberger, Gordon P. “Women in Church Office: Hermeneutics or Exegesis? A Survey of Approaches to 1 Tim. 2:8-15.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 35, no. 3 (Spring 1992): 341-360.

Osburn, Carroll D. “Authenteō (1 Timothy 2:12).” Restoration Quarterly 25, no. 1 (1982): 1-12.

Padgett, Alan. “Wealthy Women at Ephesus: 1 Timothy 2:8-15 in Social Context.” Interpretation 41, no. 1 (January 1987): 19-31.

Perriman, Andrew C. “What Eve Did, What Women Shouldn’t Do: The Meaning of Authenteō in 1 Timothy 2:12.” Tyndale Bulletin 44, no. 1 (May 1993): 129-142.

Porter, Stanley E. “What Does It Mean to Be ‘Saved by Childbirth’ (1 Timothy 2:15).” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 49 (March 1993): 87-102.

Roberts, Mark D. “Woman Shall Be Saved: A Closer Look at 1 Timothy 2:15.” Reformed Journal 33, no. 4 (April 1983): 18-22.

Winter, Bruce W. “The ‘New’ Roman Wife and 1 Timothy 2:9-15: The Search for a Sitz Im Leben.” Tyndale Bulletin 51, no. 2 (2000): 285-294.

Zamfir, Korinna, and Jozef Verheyden. “Text-Critical and Intertextual Remarks on 1 Tim. 2:8-10.” Novum Testamentum 50, no. 4 (2008): 376-406.
Articles about 1 Cortinthians 14

Allison, Robert W. “Let Women Be Silent in the Churches (1 Cor. 14:33b-36): What Did Paul Really Say, and What Did It Mean?” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 32 (Fall 1988): 27-60.

Greenbury, James. “1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Evaluation of Prophecy Revisited.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 51, no. 4 (December 2008): 721-731.

Hollander, Harm W. “The Meaning of the Term ‘Law’ (NOMOS) in 1 Corinthians.” Novum Testamentum 40, no. 2 (April 1996): 117-135.

Hurley, James B. “Did Paul Require Veils or the Silence of Women: A Consideration of 1 Cor. 11:2-16 and 14:33b-36.” Westminster Theological Journal 35, no. 2 (Winter 1973): 190-220.

Isaak, Jon M. “Hearing God’s Word in the Silence: A Canonical Approach to 1 Corinthians 14.34-35.” Direction 24, no. 2 (Fall 1995): 55-64.

Jervis, L. Ann. “1 Corinthians 14:34-35: A Reconsideration of Paul’s Limitation of the Free Speech of Some Corinthian Women.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 58 (1995): 51-74.

Lightfoot, Neil R. “The Role of Women in Religious Services.” Restoration Quarterly 19, no. 3 (1976): 129-136.

Maier, Walter A. “An Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 14:33b-38.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 55, no. 2–3 (July 1991): 81-104.

Miller, J. David. “Translating Paul’s Words About Women.” Stone-Campbell Journal 12, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 61-71.

Paige, Terence. “The Social Matrix of Women’s Speech at Corinth: The Context and Meaning of the Command to Silence in 1 Corinthians 14.33b-36.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 12, no. 2 (2002): 217-242.

Payne, Philip B. “The Text-Critical Function of the Umlauts in Vaticanus, with Special Attention to 1 Corinthians 14.34-35: A Response to J. Edward Miller.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 27, no. 1 (2004): 105-112.

Rowe, Arthur. “Silence and the Christian Women of Corinth: An Examination of 1 Corinthians 14:33b-36.” Communio Viatorum 33, no. 1–2 (Spring-Sumer 1990): 41-84.

Spurgeon, Andrew B. “Pauline Commands and Women in 1 Corinthians 14.” Bibliotheca Sacra 168 (September 2011): 317-333.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. “The Bible and Women: Another Look at the ‘Conservative’ Position.” Reformed Journal 29, no. 6 (June 1979): 23-26.

Articles about Galatians 3:28

Borchert, Gerald L. “A Key to Pauline Thinking--Galatians 3:23-29: Faith and the New Humanity.” Review and Expositor 91 (1994): 145-151.
Boucher, Madeleine. “Some Unexplored Parallels to 1 Corinthians 11:11-12 and Galatians 3:28: The NT on the Role of Women.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 31, no. 1 (January 1969): 50-58.\
Grant, Robert M. “Neither Male Nor Female.” Biblical Research, no. 37 (1992): 5-14.
Heidebrecht, Doug. “Distinction and Function in the Church: Reading Galatians 3:28 in Context.” Direction 34, no. 2 (2005): 181-193.
Kahl, Brigitte. “No Longer Male: Masculinity Struggles Behind Galatians 3:28?” Journal for the Study of the New Testament, no. 79 (2000): 37-49.
Kartzow, Marianne Bjelland. “‘Asking the Other Question’: An Intersectional Approach to Galatians 3:28 and the Colossian Household Codes.” Biblical Interpretation 18 (2010): 364-389.
Martin, Troy W. “The Covenant of Circumcision (Genesis 17:9-14) and the Situational Antithesis in Galatians 3:28.” Journal of Biblical Literature 122, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 111-125.
Stanley, Christopher D. “‘Neither Jew Nor Greek’: Ethnic Conflict in Graeco-Roman Society.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament, no. 64 (1996): 101-124.
Walden, Wayne. “Galatians 3:28: Grammar Observations.” Restoration Quarterly 51, no. 1 (2009): 45-50.