HOUSWIFE THEOLOGIAN by Aimee Byrd

Published on April 24, 2014 by Igor Mateski

P&R, 2013 | 240 pages

About the Author

Aimee Byrd, wife and mother of three, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Brief Summary

Aimee Byrd seeks to inspire and instruct women in their calling within the home, using the term “housewife theologian” to capture their common but dynamic sphere of influence. Her first goal is to give women in the home a theological orientation in terms of their identity, relationships, and purpose. Secondly, she develops the home as a site of culture making and where the gospel is made concrete. The book is designed for small group study. Each chapter ends with discussion questions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

  1. I Am Woman
  2. In the Eye of the Beholder
  3. Do You Mind?
  4. Hear Me Roar
  5. Here We Stand
  6. Welcome In
  7. My Two Pence Worth
  8. The Lion’s Tooth
  9. Girl Interrupted
  10. What About Sunday?
  11. The Other Six Days
  12. Expensive Grace

 

Summary

Chapter 1. I Am Woman

What it means to be a “woman” is a subject of hot debate in our culture. If not critically engaged, Christian women run the great danger of simply adopting the feminine values on offer. Byrd seeks to draw women’s gaze off of these competing values to the biblical model, chiefly as exemplified in Eve.

The role and purpose of a woman is identified as “helper” to Adam in the biblical account. Byrd draws on Bruce Waltke’s definition of this term to structure her own comments: “to honor his vocation, to share his enjoyment,” and “to respect the prohibition.” These three roles can be interpreted as …

 

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