One of the most significant changes in human history has occurred during the past forty years - the gender revolution. Like the rest of society, Christianity has been permanently affected by this change. According to a leading Time magazine article entitled "The Second Reformation," religious feminists "believe they are caught up in one of Christendom's great and historic transformations." In reality, the gender transformation taking place within the worldwide Christian community is not a sign of a "second reformation" (the first being Martin Luther's back-to-the Bible, sixteenth-century reformation) but of a radical departure from biblical, apostolic Christianity.
Among Bible-believing Christians, the gender revolution has spawned intense, emotional controversy over what the Bible says about the roles of men and women. There are two major viewpoints in this debate, the evangelical feminist view and the complementarian view, or the non-feminist view.
Men and Women: Equal Yet Different states and defends the complementarian viewpoint. Written in outline form, the book presents biblical evidence that Jesus Christ taught that men and women are equal yet different and introduces the key terms, arguments, and most recent research related to the complementarian position. It also provides an easy-to-read summary of all the key Scripture passages commonly used in the gender debate. The book is written for people who are unfamiliar with biblical passages on gender and probably will not read a lengthy technical book on the subject.
"...[Strauch] stands squarely on the side of historical Christianity with his basic presentation of male-female issues..."
- John MacArthur Jr., Pastor, Grace Community Church
"...[this] volume...is strategically important. [It] gives an introduction to the subject that offers clear and easily understood information for the lay person as well as challenging considerations for the scholar."
- Dorothy Patterson Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"This book is one of the best investments of time and money on one of the most important issues of our day- and of any time. Take, read, feed your minds, clear your heads and rejoice in and live out God's truth."
- George W. Knight III former New Testament Professor, Knox Theological Seminary
"...biblically sound and clearly written. It should be read by everyone who is seriously concerned about the future of the church."
- Dr. Jack Cottrell Professor of Theology, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary
"Equal Yet Different is absolutely terrific. Well laid out, thorough, concise and very helpful."
- Dr. William McRae President Emeritus, Tyndale College & Seminary
"If we do not invite the biblical text to define church order, the intrustive culture will. The Zeitgeist, the spirit of the age, is a tyrant to be resisted, not embraced. Alexander Strauch's Men and Women: Equal Yet Different lets the Bible speak for itself in the clearest terms."
- R. Kent Hughes Pastor, College Church, Wheaton, IL
"In Equal Yet Different Strauch states and defends the complementarian view. He lets the Bible Speak for itself....a valuable resource...especially suited not only for personal, but also group Bible study."
- Rev. J. D. TangelderReformedReflections.ca