The Gender Conversation: Evangelical Perspectives on Gender, Scripture, and the Christian Life
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. 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.
Edwina Murphy is Lecturer in Church History at Morling College, Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include Cyprian and the early church's use and interpretation of scripture. Edwina is married to Peter and they have two children, Joel and Lara.
David I. Starling is Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Theology at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Not My People: Gentiles as Exiles in Pauline Hermeneutics (2011) and the coeditor of Theology and the Future: Evangelical Assertions and Explorations (2014).