The Gender Conversation edited by Edwina Murphy and David Starling
Murphy, Edwina and David Starling, The Gender Conversation: Evangelical Perspectives on Gender, Scripture, and the Christian Life, Morling Press and Wipf & Stock, 2016.
Conversations about gender, both inside and outside the church, can frequently degenerate into stale and rancorous disputes in which predictable arguments are traded back and forth, or fade awkwardly away into the tense silences of mutual misunderstanding. But the issue is an important one, and calls for a better conversation than either of those alternatives.
In September 2015, Morling College hosted a one-day symposium entitled The Gender Conversation. A rich and diverse mix of contributors met to discuss issues of gender, theology, and Christian living, within a shared framework of evangelical conviction. Many of these contributors were ACT faculty, staff and students. The aim in hosting the symposium was to deepen mutual understanding and respect, highlight common ground, clarify points of difference, and unite us all in a quest to learn from the Scriptures and live in the light of the gospel.
This book brings together the papers presented at the symposium and the contributors’ responses to one another, as a resource for further reflection and discussion.
About the editors:
Edwina Murphy is lecturer in Church History at Morling College, and David Starling is senior lecturer in New Testament and theology and head of the Bible and Theology Department at Morling College.
Other ACT Contributors:
Matthew Andrew is an Online Lecturer at Morling College, Sydney.
Michael Bird is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne.
Miyon Chung is Lecturer in Theology at Morling College, Sydney.
Megan Powell du Toit is the Publications & Policies Administrator of the ACT.
Geoff Harper is a Lecturer in Old Testament at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.
Beth Jackson is an adjunct lecturer at Morling College, Sydney.
Gayle Kent is Dean of Students at Morling College, Sydney.
Karina Kreminski is Lecturer in Missional Leadership at Morling College, Sydney.
John McClean is Vice Principal at Christ College, Sydney.
Anthony Petterson is Lecturer in Old Testament at Morling College, Sydney.
Andrew Sloane is Director of Post Graduate Studies and Lecturer in Old Testament & Christian Thought at Morling College, Sydney.
Nicole Starling is an adjunct lecturer at Morling College, Sydney.
Kamal Weerakoon is an adjunct lecturer at Morling College, Sydney.