Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Freedom, as understood by John Calvin, and as applied to the role of women in church and society, is the subject of this provocative book. Putting into perspective discussions about women in the church, particularly their ordination, Jane Dempsey Douglass looks not only at Calvin's "Institutes" but also at the work of humanists who were contemporaries of the Reformer, along with writings by and about women that could have influenced him.