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Ten Theology Books to Watch For – April 2021

Here are some excellent new theology books * that will be released in April 2021 :

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

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Theology Books April 2021

Patterns of Women’s Leadership in Early Christianity

Joan E. Taylor, Ilaria L. E. Ramelli, Eds.

Oxford UP

This authoritative collection brings together the latest thinking on women’s leadership in early Christianity. Patterns of Women’s Leadership in Early Christianity considers the evidence for ways in which women exercised leadership in churches from the 1st to the 9th centuries CE. This rich and diverse volume breaks new ground in the study of women in early Christianity. This is not about working with one method, based on one type of feminist theory, but overall there is nevertheless a feminist or egalitarian agenda in considering the full equality of women with men in religious spheres a positive goal, with the assumption that this full equality has yet to be attained. The chapters revisit both older studies and offers new and unpublished research, exploring the many ways in which ancient Christian women’s leadership could function.

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Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History

Leanne M. Dzubinski and Anneke H. Stasson

Baker Academic

Women have been central to the work of Christian ministry from the time of Jesus to the twenty-first century. Yet the story of Christianity is too often told as a story of men. This accessibly written book tells the story of women throughout church history, demonstrating their integral participation in the church’s mission. It highlights the legacies of a wide variety of women, showing how they have overcome obstacles to their ministries and have transformed cultural constraints to spread the gospel and build the church.

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