William J. Webb Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Webb

William J. Webb is a theologian, ordained Baptist minister and former professor of New Testament at Heritage Seminary, Ontario. He is currently adjunct professor at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He is notable for developing the "redemptive-movement" hermeneutic in his book Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis (2001). This book argues for full role equality of men and women in the church and family while concluding that homosexuality is not a biblically sanctioned lifestyle. Craig Blomberg argues that Webb's "proposals concerning redemptive trajectories are among the more influential (and controversial) of new twenty-first century North American hermeneutical methods to emerge."[1]


  • The Pelargonium Family: The Species of Pelargonium, Monsonia and Sarcocaulon (Routledge Kegan & Paul, 1984).
  • Returning Home (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement) (Sheffield, 1993).
  • Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis (InterVarsity Press, 2001).
  • Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic for Troubling Texts (InterVarsity Press, 2011).
  • (With Gordon K. Oeste) Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?: Wrestling with Troubling War Texts (IVP Academic, 2019).

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  1. ^ Blomberg, Craig L. (2011). "New Testament Studies in North America". Understanding the Times: New Testament Studies in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of D. A. Carson on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. p. 299.