May 30, 2009

Article on Women's Subordination

For those who have an interest in the debate among evangelicals regarding the subordination of women to their husbands and male leadership in church, my article "The Metaphysics of Subordination: A Response to Rebecca Merrill Groothuis," has just been published in the Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. You can read the article here:

http://www.cbmw.org/Journal/Vol-14-No-1/The-Metaphysics-of-Subordination-A-Response-to-Rebecca-Merrill-Groothuis

The gist of the article is this: Groothuis argues that the common distinction made by complementarians between women being subordinate in role but equal in being/value is logically incoherent. I argue that she is mistaken, that the distinction is coherent. Unless I am mistaken, this exchange between Groothuis and myself represents the first time that more or less pure philosophy has entered into this debate.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Thanks for your article. I will read it with great interest. So much of the subordination discussion has centered on/around the Trinity and not enough philosophy has been engaged for sure.