Theory and Practice of Gender Equality in The Salvation Army

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 3, 2015 - Religion - 122 pages
The history of Christianity reveals a stunning polarity in the use of power with regard to personal holiness, social responsibility, and gender equality. Although The Salvation Army has long been a leader in the ordination of women, there appear to be varying understandings of both the theory and practice of gender equality within its ranks. Colonel Janet Munn's doctoral work surveyed Salvation Army leaders internationally to ask about their awareness of biblical equality in action within their commands. Their responses, framed by Munn's study of Luke's Persistent Widow as well as theoretical teachings on power make these pages an important resource for those who desire to see The Salvation Army live out its commitment to biblical equality, effectively utilizing the gifts of all who are called to its ministry.

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