Paul, Women, and Wives : Marriage and Women's Ministry in the Letters of Paul

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Paul's letters stand at the center of the dispute over women, the church, and the home, with each side championing passages from the Apostle. Now, in a challenging new attempt to wrestle with these thorny texts, Craig Keener delves as deeply into the world of Paul and the apostles as anyone thus far. Acknowledging that we must take the biblical text seriously, and recognizing that Paul's letters arose in a specific time and place for a specific purpose, Keener mines the historical, lexical, cultural, and ...
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Overview

Paul's letters stand at the center of the dispute over women, the church, and the home, with each side championing passages from the Apostle. Now, in a challenging new attempt to wrestle with these thorny texts, Craig Keener delves as deeply into the world of Paul and the apostles as anyone thus far. Acknowledging that we must take the biblical text seriously, and recognizing that Paul's letters arose in a specific time and place for a specific purpose, Keener mines the historical, lexical, cultural, and exegetical details behind Paul's words about women in the home and ministry to give us one of the most insightful expositions of the key Pauline passages in years.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780943575964
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Roles of Women in the Church 17
1 Head Coverings in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 19
2 Questions about Questions - 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 70
3 Learning in Silence - 1 Timothy 2:9-15 101
Pt. 2 Women's Roles in the Family 133
4 Why Paul Told Wives to Submit - The Social Situation of Ephesians 5:18-33 139
5 Mutual Submission in Ephesians 5:18-33 157
6 A Model for Interpreting Wives' Submission: Slaves in Ephesians 6:5-9 184
7 Closing Words 225
Appendix A: Women's Ministry Elsewhere in Paul 237
Appendix B: Mysteries, Music, Women, and Wine - Ephesians 5:18-21 and the Threat of Subversive Religions 258
Bibliography 281
Index of Names 321
Index of Ancient Sources 329
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