The Ministry of Women in the New Testament

Reclaiming the Biblical Vision for Church Leadership

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Dorothy A. Lee
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , February
     240 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In this book, Dorothy Lee considers evidence from the New Testament and early church to show that women's ministry is confirmed by the biblical witness. Her comprehensive examination explores the roles women play in the Gospels and the Pauline corpus, with a particular focus on passages that have been used in the past to limit women's ministry.

Lee argues that women in the New Testament are not only valued as disciples but also given leadership roles, which has implications for the contemporary church. In addition, she points to evidence from early church history that reveals women's participation in ministry and outlines key theological arguments for women as full and equal partners with men in the life of the church.

The Ministry of Women in the New Testament will be a valuable resource for professors, students, and scholars of the New Testament, ministry, and women's studies.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Dorothy A. Lee is the Stewart Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity College, University of Divinity, and is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Melbourne.


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