The Quest for Gender Equity in Leadership Biblical Teachings on Gender Equity and Illustrations of Transformation in Africa, edited by KeumJu Jewel Hyun and Diphus C. Chemorion
Date added: 18/11/2016
The Quest for Gender Equity in Leadership Biblical Teachings on Gender Equity and Illustrations of Transformation in Africa
Edited by KeumJu Jewel Hyun and Diphus C. Chemorion
Foreword by Joseph Galgalo
Published: July 2016
Published by: Wipf and Stock
The call for gender equity in leadership has become a global concern. From a Christian perspective, all forms of gender prejudice are sinful because they violate God's intention for creating both men and women in God's image. Although many Christian authors have published books and journal articles to address gender-based injustice, very few publications have approached the subject from an African perspective. This book is meant to fill the existing gap. With a specific reference to the African context, this book explores the phenomenon of equity in leadership from various dimensions, such as African culture and traditional religion, church tradition, biblical interpretation, as well as from the perspective of contemporary socio-economic and political realities in Africa. By giving vivid examples of success stories of men and women working together, the authors have demythologized the view that women cannot be leaders. In addition, this book is intended for general readership by Christian men and women throughout the globe. For universities and colleges that teach gender studies as a subject, the book can serve as a class text or reference resource. Seminaries and theological institutions will also find it handy for training and mentoring Christians to promote equity in the church, ministry, business, and family.
This book also has a chapter by MTA Continental Editor and Sabbatical Scholar, the Revd Dr Lydia Mwaniki.
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