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What you have written is surely on track and perhaps the best book of it's kind out today.
Chaplain George McCaulley

Andersen tackles most of the primary the teachings of complementarianism with an impressive exegesis... I am delighted to see such a thorough and much needed review of these Scriptures....
Cynthia Kunsman
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I do believe you have been led of God to write this book.  May the spirit of God go out before it, preparing the hearts of women and men to receive it.  And may the spirit of God open doors so that many, many people will read it and be freed from their shackles.
Waneta Dawn, Author of "Behind the Hedge"

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One of the main tenets of complementarianism is the "evil woman" doctrine which holds that females are inherently antagonistic toward males—most particularly wives against husbands.

This theology, by default, arrays all complementarian men in defense of themselves against all women. In the eyes of the men and women who hold to complementarian doctrine, woman is the natural and most powerful enemy of man.

 

Additionally, Bible translations, Bible commentaries, and lexicons are littered with English-Translation-Theology gender bias.

“Woman this is WAR...,” takes a new look at old arguments traditionally used to keep men and women enslaved in illegitimate bondage based on sex, and just as the Bible did not condone the sin of slavery based on skin color, it also does not condone a slavery-like caste system based on gender.


Q. I am not a Christian. Why should this book interest me?

A. Because the issues exposed in Woman this is WAR! do not affect just Christians. Religious misogyny held by judges, politicians, employers, teachers, and others demands to be expressed, and it does so in court case rulings, legislative voting, when doling out job raises and promotions, and with treatment of students.   

Although this book does not deal with these particular areas in detail, it is a fact that the sacred beliefs of people in authority or positions of influence pose a danger to human rights due to strongly held convictions about gender roles. In order to gain insight into the mindset of complementarian Christians and to understand how this paradigm can impact our lives even if we do not subscribe to it, this is the book to read and recommend. 


Woman this is War: Gender, Slavery and the Evangelical Caste System of Complementarianism from FreeCWC on Vimeo.

"Her non-shove-it-down-your-throat style is a breath of fresh air. Other books I have read on gender roles are no more than large to do lists—and how bad you are if you don't. They are exhausting; but Andersen’s book gives rest and healing, even though it's about something as awful as the war against women."  Waneta Dawn, Author of, Behind the Hedge

“Woman this is WAR!...,” takes a new look at old arguments traditionally used to keep men and women enslaved in illegitimate bondage based on sex, and just as the Bible did not condone the sin of slavery based on skin color, it also does not condone a slavery-like caste system based on gender. Jesus said we would know the truth and the truth would set us FREE. Andersen challenges Christian men and women to embrace and appreciate God-given gender differences without giving place to haughty spirits of superiority, degrading feelings of inferiority, hatred, prejudice, fear of one another’s differences, or the sinful need to either be in charge or to submit in an idolatrous manner.

This book is more than an exposť of errors traditionally taught concerning gender roles, but a powerful revelation of the stand we must take against a doctrine that immobilizes over one half of the evangelical church due to gender role restrictions.

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The causes of emancipation for slaves and equal rights for women have fought common enemies in religion, law, public opinion, and the most implacable and powerful enemies of all in fear and prejudice.

The War Between the States won freedom from slavery for black men and women. But it was years before black men were permitted to exercise their right to vote. The Woman’s Suffrage Movement, which culminated in the 20th century, won the right to vote for all American women—white women that is. Even after laws were passed giving women the right to vote, fear and prejudice continued to dominate in withholding from black women the practice of this most basic right of citizenship.

Now, in the opening years of the 21st Century, for the first time in the history of the United States, the American people have broken all precedent and elected an African American to the presidency. The African American male, though still dealing with racial prejudice, appears to have finally broken free from a cruel caste system based on the color of his skin. American women, of any color, still have a long way to go.

Is it any coincidence that in this historical, precedent breaking era, yet another civil war is very much in progress, not between the states, nor even between the races, but within the Christian Church between the sexes? And what is at stake is not merely a set of theological differences between denominations. Simple doctrinal difficulties are not the culprits in this war; indeed, denominations that have yet to find common ground in many theological areas are lending support to one another in a war which transcends logic and theology. In this war the enemy is not men or women but rather an implacable, prejudice, which has nestled for far too long, and far too comfortably, within the hearts of far too many Christian men and women.

It is a prejudice that defines masculinity and femininity using subjective and unfair stereotypes, forcing men and women into molds God never fashioned for them, obliterating the individuality of all in the process. Only the redeeming love of our Savior can liberate men and women to relate to one another on equal terms without fear or prejudice. The ground is level at the cross. Jesus said we would know the truth and the truth would set us FREE. 

Woman this is War: Gender, Slavery and the Evangelical Caste System of Complementarianism from FreeCWC on Vimeo.
















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