Scriptural Roles of Women: Genesis
My goal in this series is to analyze how complementarians and egalitarians come to their conclusions of women’s roles in their particular use of Christian Scripture, not to necessarily persuade anyone to a certain position. I recognize the pros and cons, in biblical and experiential interpretation, of both sides. I also understand that this is a very personal subject because this discussion, as a whole, directly addresses the past, present and future of women in ministry. As with all theological studies, mere abstract language will not suffice; we are discussing God and our place in His world.
For this case study, I will be drawing from the Core Beliefs from The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) and Christians for Biblical Equality’s (CBE) statement “Men, Women, and Biblical Equality”. I will be looking at various parts of Genesis 1-3.