By Richard M. Davidson
"Flame of Yahweh" deals a radical exploration of gender relationships and sexual intercourse within the previous testomony. issues comprise sexuality in Eden, the elevation vs. the denigration of ladies, exclusivity vs. adultery and premarital intercourse, permanence vs. divorce and remarriage, intimacy vs. incest, and sexuality within the "Song of Songs". Written from a theologically conservative point of view, Richard Davidson offers a meticulously researched paintings which makes vast use of alternative old close to japanese records on topics starting from homosexuality to gender relatives. even as, the writer bargains transparent factors of phrases and historic context that make the paintings available to the reader.
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2 7c) is not identical to the image of God (v. 26a-b ) , as Barth maintains, but the two are brought into so close connection that they should not be separated, as has been done for 38 95 Collins, "The Bible and Sexuality," 153 (italics added) . 96 Some may find the juxtaposition of terms "egalitarian complementarity" t o be an oxymoron. But I am unwilling to surrender the word "complementarian" to those who use it to describe male leadership and female submission roles as a creation ordinance.
Belleville, Women Lead ers and the Church: Three Crucial Questions ( Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000), 96-103; Gilbert G. Bilezikian, Beyond Sex Roles: What the Bible Says about a Woman's Place in Church and Family (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1 9 8 5 ) , 2 1-37; Phyllis A. Bird, "Sexual Differentiation and Divine Image in the Genesis Creation Texts," in Image of God and Gender Models in Judaeo-Christian Tradition (ed. Kari Elisabeth B0rresen; Oslo: Solum, 1 99 1 ) , 1 1-3 1 ; idem, " 'Bone of My Bone and Flesh of My Flesh' "; Brown, Women Ministers according to Scrip ture, 1 7-34; Corona, "Woman in Creation Story," 95-106; Dennis, Sarah Laughed, 8-18; Mary J.
1 of Reading the Hebrew Bible for a New Millennium: Form, Concept, and Theological Perspective; ed. : Trin itv Press International, 2000), 268, is most useful: "The term 'complementarity' . . im p lies an idea of the relationship of two distinct parties who share mutual needs, interdependence, and respect. This term is to be distinguished from the connotation of a hierarchical relationship of two parties where one is subordinate to the other. " For recent further support and elaboration of the terminology of "complementarity without hierarchy," see esp.