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Further areas which have arisen in our conversations and which we believe require ongoing discussion among evangelicals include:
- 1. The effect on biblical interpretation of different understandings of the relationship between exegesis of specific texts in their original contexts, wider biblical theology, and the role of doctrine and systematic theology
- 2. The form and significance of creation order in relation to being made male and female, especially as revealed in Genesis 2 and later biblical appeals to it.
- 3. The doctrine of the Trinity, in particular whether or not language of submission and obedience is to be used for the eternal intra-Trinitarian relationship of the Son to the Father and the significance of any such order within the Trinity for the ordering of relationships between men and women in the church and husband and wife in marriage
- 4. The relationship between submission and obedience and whether there is a universal Christ-like mutual submission among Christians or a specific submission of wives to husbands whose position as head is to be understood in terms of |Christ-like authority
- 5. The connection between any ordering in relationship between husband and wife and any ordering of men and women within the ministries and offices of the church
- 6. The nature of episcopal jurisdiction and the provision therefore required for evangelicals opposed to women bishops when women become bishops
Although this particular process has now reached its end, we hope that it will mark the start of wider, ongoing discussion among Anglican evangelicals on the various issues which we have considered together. In order to resource this we will endeavour to make available on both our websites all the papers prepared and discussed at each of the three consultations.
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We therefore reject the view that our differences are to be explained in terms of either misogyny and cultural conservatism or secular feminism and cultural conformity. We believe evangelicals need to beware and repent of elevating exegetical disagreements in such a way as to deny Christian charity.
The Convenors are David Banting – Reform and Lis Goddard – AWESOME