Women, Leadership, and the Bible: How Do I Know What to Believe? A Practical Guide to Biblical Interpretation

Women, Leadership, and the Bible: How Do I Know What to Believe? A Practical Guide to Biblical Interpretation

by Natalie R. Wilson Eastman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608999132
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/16/2014
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Natalie R. Wilson Eastman (MDiv, DMin) is a freelance writer and member of the Redbud Writers Guild. She lives in Delaware, Ohio, with her husband and three children. Links to her blogs may be found at natalieeastman.com.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

List of Tables x

Foreword Alice P. Mathews xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

Abbreviations xxiii

Chapter 1 Where Many Women Begin with "The Women's Issue" 1

Chapter 2 The Plan, Introduced 11

Step 1 Prepare 25

Chapter 3 Prep Method 1: Ask Questions, Assume Nothing 27

Chapter 4 Prep Method 2: Get Out of (Your) Town! 31

Chapter 5 Prep Method 3: Plan for Ambiguities 34

Step 2 Identify 45

Chapter 6 She's Got a Little List 47

Step 3 Study 51

Chapter 7 Get into the Text! Study Guidelines 55

Chapter 8 Get into the Text! Fundamentals of Interpretation, Part 1: What Is Bible Interpretation and Who Does It? 66

Chapter 9 Get into the Text! Fundamentals of Interpretation, Part 2 Challenges to Interpretation 75

Chapter 10 Get into the Text! Fundamentals of Interpretation, Part 3 How Do We Prepare to Interpret Well? 95

Chapter 11 Get into the Text! Fundamentals of Interpretation, Part 4: How Do We Interpret Well? Use Basic Exegetical Skills 118

Chapter 12 Get into the Text! Fundamentals of Interpretation, Part 5: How Do We Interpret Well? Understand Categories of Meaning 144

Chapter 13 Get into the Text! Why We Can Yet Hope to Interpret with Confidence (Despite Daunting Challenges) 154

Summary of Step 2: Study 157

Step 4 Filter 161

Chapter 14 Your Job Now. Analyze and Critique 161

Chapter 15 External Filters 169

Chapter 16 Internal Filters 186

Step 5 Choose 193

Chapter 17 Just Do It 195

Chapter 18 What's Next? Live Out Your Choice in Your Own Context 200

Conclusion 209

Appendices

Appendix A Meet the Mentors 211

Appendix B Resources. A Strategy 223

Appendix C "Where Do I Start?" A Case Study in Interpretation: 1 Timothy 2:9-15 246

Please Keep in. Touch! 279

Bibliography 281

Index of Mentors 289

Subject Index 291

Scripture Index 295

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