Los Angeles, CA, September 08, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Empowerment of Women in the Church Today: The Relevance of the New Testament Charismatic Churches by Adolphus Chinedu Amadi-Azuogu, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Women's Studies - History category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $24.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/empowermentofwomen was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
This book is the work of a New Testament scholar. It deals with the problem of gender inequality and the empowerment of women in the Christian churches today. This problem led the author to do an exegetical study of the New Testament charismatic churches to see what role women played there. The author pointed out that the gifts of the Holy Spirit were freely, undeservedly and unconditionally given, without any gender restriction. Consequently, to equate gender with any of the gifts is to attach a non-existent condition because there was no gender discrimination in the charismatic churches.
As the author noted, what changed in the course of Church history is the institutionalization of Christianity. This established church structures that emphasized hierarchy and power. With this the doors began to close on women. Gradually, women became victims of a patriarchal usurpation of power. Hence, the empowerment of women in the church today is not a question of whether God allows it or not, but whether an all-powerful male clergy is willing to share power with them. Consequently, the author concludes that it is time to get Martha out of the kitchen.
Deftly constructed at 420 pages, The Empowerment of Women in the Church Today: The Relevance of the New Testament Charismatic Churches is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Women's Studies - History category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Empowerment of Women in the Church Today meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $24.95.
Additionally, The Empowerment of Women in the Church Today can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
ISBN: 9781432706876 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $24.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/empowermentofwomen
About the Author
About the Author
Adolphus Chinedu Amadi-Azuogu is a professor of biblical studies. He holds a doctorate degree in biblical studies from the University of Bonn, Germany and a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. From 1995-2000 he was the chair of New Testament Studies at the Spiritan International School of Theology, Enugu, Nigeria. He has also taught at the Southern California School of Ministry, Los Angeles, where he was the director of the Doctor of Ministry program, and at Azusa Pacific Uni-versity, where he taught New Testament courses on Luke-Acts and Romans-Galatians. He is the author of numerous articles. Among his books are: Paul and the Law in the Ar-guments of Galatians, 1995; Biblical Exegesis and Inculturation, 2000 and Women and Gender Equality (978-1-59824-467-0), 2007 . The author is blessed with two boys (Ebere and Ikechi), one girl (Chioma) and a God-given wife, Edith.
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