Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Book on Paul and Women!

A few weeks back I did a series on Women in the Life of the Apostle Paul. Since that series received a warm response I thought I would pass on the following book announcement from Anselm Academic.

Women in Ministry and the Writings of Paul

In a world in which women continue to struggle for equality, Women in Ministry and the Writings of Paul presents a fascinating overview of women who played a vital role in the life of early Christian communities, a role that continues in modern times. Through her thoughtful analysis of Paul’s writings, the person of Paul, and other scriptural and historical evidence, author Karen M. Elliott corrects common misperceptions about the role of women in the Church and establishes women as coworkers and fellow missionaries essential in the development of Christianity. Appealing to students regardless of religious background or belief, Elliott affirms Paul’s central tenet that the call to Christian discipleship, rooted in baptism, is given to all, regardless of gender. The author provides thought-provoking questions for discussion and reflection at the end of each chapter so that students have the opportunity to further explore the ministry of women as well as the person of Paul, his theology of baptism, and his views on women. A glossary and extensive bibliography provide resources for students and instructors to explore the content in greater depth.

Karen M. Elliott C.PP.S., DMin, is associate professor and chair of the religious studies department at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She holds a doctor of ministry degree in Scripture from Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, and an MA in theology from St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. Elliott also serves as faculty presenter for the lay ministry formation program in the Catholic diocese of Toledo.

I look forward to reading what Elliott has to say and plan to post a review of her book in the coming weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Byron
    Ms. Elliott was Nikki religious education teacher growing up. Looking forward to reading her book.