Wikiklesia Volume 2, Taking Flight: Reclaiming the Female Half of God’s Image through Advocacy and Renewal offers forward-looking ideas on gender-inclusive faith and leadership while exploring the historical backgrounds and changing perceptions of women’s status both in the faith community and throughout the world.
In this anthology, we hear from leading thinkers, theologians, bloggers, leaders, pastors, artists, and entrepreneurs. Contributions include well-known authors like President Jimmy Carter and Frank Viola, as well as front-line practitioners like Vaun Swanson and Anna Clark. From their diverse backgrounds, these writers offer a fresh approach to the issue of gender roles as tsunamis of post-industrial societal and economic shifts transform cultures worldwide. This changing landscape is not one the church can fail to recognize and hope to successfully navigate in the future. Will it react by engaging in unremitting theological debate, or will it act by seeking the high ground of integrity, balance, and harmony?
Readers will gain a deeper understanding of how and why the female half of God’s image is moving toward a more balanced and influential role in global faith.