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Man as Male and Female: A Study in Sexual Relationships from a Theological Point of View [Paperback]

By Mr. Paul K. Jewett (Author)
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Pages   204
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.14" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.53"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 19, 1975
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802815979  
EAN  9780802815972  

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Not without justification, Christian theologians (most of whom have been men) have been described as male chauvinists. But to the extent that such an accusation is fair, Paul Jewett would argue, these theologians are not living up to the genius of Christian theology. That is the burden of this provocative new book. / In Man as Male and Female Professor Jewett sets forth and elaborates a full-orbed theology of human sexuality. The key to it is imbedded in the Genesis account of creation. Not only are we told that Man is created in God's image, but also "male and female created he them." The differentiation between the sexes, Jewett argues, captures something of the Trinitarian character of the Creator, particularly the dimension of fellowship. / What that means is that the relationship of man to woman is one of partnership, not hierarchy. Man and woman are properly related when they accept each other as equals whose differences complement each other in all areas of life. / Quite a different view took hold as the religion of the Old Testament developed. Man was seen as superior, women inferior; man made the rules, woman obeyed them. Jesus made no radical verbal challenge to that system. But his way of life and his treatment of women, Professor Jewett argues, bespoke a profound new theory, later given definite expression by the Apostle Paul: "In Christ there male and female." In response to those who would quote Paul to support the other side, Professor Jewett contends that Paul's practice simply did not always match his profound and revolutionary insight. / Interspersed among the steps of Professor Jewett's careful theological study are fascinating notes concerning questions like sex in the final eschaton, the martial status of Jesus, the hatred of women in Western thought, and the ordination of women.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jewett was Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as Dean of the Young Life Summer Institute of Theology.

Paul King Jewett lived in Pasadena, in the state of California. Paul King Jewett was born in 1919 and died in 1991.

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Fascinating but Flawed  Sep 5, 1998
Jewett attempts to present a coherent theology of mankind as male and female. He makes some advances in his cause and presents some cogent and uncomfortably accurate points. However, the logic of his case occasionally falls short of making the case for a new Christian anthropology. Nevertheless, this book represents a positive step towards a reconceptualization of Christian anthropology. Although this new vision will probably not stand up under scrutiny, there are valid points that should not be ignored because of the flaws in the argument.

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