Monthly Archives: January 2017

Reviewing “Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church”

Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church, from the series Sources of Early Christian Thought is a terrific contribution to any library of biblical interpretation texts. The editor and translator, Karlfried Froehllich, has organized the material into ten chapters. The first … Continue reading

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CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION Over time, it would seem as if some of the more recent interpretations with regard to the Adam and Eve story, recovering favorable accounts of women in leadership roles, and clarifying notes in Galatians 5:13–18 would correct the reading … Continue reading

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SEARCHING THE FORMATIVE TEXTS: FREEDOM

SEARCHING THE FORMATIVE TEXTS:  FREEDOM One of the passages in Scripture that receives a great deal of attention in supporting freedom in selecting roles is Galatians 3:26–28, which includes what some have called the pre-Pauline baptismal formula  used during baptism: … Continue reading

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INTERPRETIVE PRINCIPLES AND CONCLUSION ON THE TEXT

INTERPRETIVE PRINCIPLES AND CONCLUSION ON THE TEXT There are three keys that will be helpful in proceeding towards the most accurate interpretation and understanding of these texts. First, there is no worthwhile evidence which suggests that the two different texts … Continue reading

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INTERPRETING THE TEXTS

INTERPRETING THE TEXTS There is no shortage of possibilities that have already been offered and argued concerning this problem. The purpose of this essay is not to add to that list. Without additional information coming to light it seems clear … Continue reading

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SEARCHING THE FORMATIVE TEXTS: RESTRICTIONS

SEARCHING THE FORMATIVE TEXTS:  RESTRICTIONS Two of the preeminent texts on this issue—1 Corinthians 11:4-16 and 14:34-35 (which, along with 1 Timothy 2:11-14, are the primary texts which restrict women in their and activity in the church—particularly in public leadership … Continue reading

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