In January, Bob Yarbrough and Don Carson spoke at the EFCA’s theology conference: “Understanding the Complementarian Position: Considering Implications and Exploring Practices in the Home and the Local Church” (TGC report). The MP3s are well worth listening to.
In a Q&A someone asked Don Carson about William Webb’s redemptive-movement hermeneutic, and Carson replied that it is unconvincing. Carson followed up with an email (which the EFCA made available but that isn’t online now): “As for bibliography,” writes Carson, “the literature is pretty extensive, but the two most substantive review articles evaluating Webb’s book are” these:
Thomas R. Schreiner. “William J. Webb’s Slaves, Women and Homosexuals: A Review Article.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 6, no. 1 (2002): 46–65.
Wayne Grudem. “Review Article: Should We Move Beyond the New Testament to a Better Ethic? An Analysis of William J. Webb, Slaves, Women and Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47 (2004): 299–346.
Wayne Grudem. “‘A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic: The Slavery Analogy’ (Ch 22) and ‘Gender Equality and Homosexuality’ (Ch 23) by William J. Webb.” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 10, no. 1 (2005): 96–120.
- William J. Webb. “A Redemptive-Movement Model” (see also the responses). In Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology. Edited by Gary T. Meadors. Counterpoints. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.
- Thomas R. Schreiner. “Review of William J. Webb, Corporal Punishment in the Bible.” The Gospel Coalition Book Reviews. September 12, 2011.