What does the Bible say about the role of women in the church? With pros and cons on either side of a heated, ongoing debate, no definitive conclusions have emerged. The purpose of this book is to furnish concerned readers with a clear and thorough presentation of the two primary views on women in the ministry so they can better understand each one's strengths, weaknesses, and complexities. Each view is represented by two contributors followed by a brief question-and-answer section. The general editor adds a commentary at the conclusion of both the egalitarian (equal ministry opportunity for both genders) and complementarian (ministry roles differentiated by gender) views.