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Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
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Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16

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Whether people realize it or not, the ideas in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 have had a huge impact on the role of Christian women in the church through the centuries. These fifteen verses have shaped worship practices, church structures, church leadership, marriages, and even relationships between men and women in general. They have contributed to practices that have consistently placed women in a subordinate role to men, and have been used to justify the idea that a woman should not occupy a leadership or teaching position without being under the authority or "covering" of a man. It is strange, therefore, that academics and pastors alike continue to note how confusing and difficult it continues to be to make sense of these very verses. In this little book, Lucy Peppiatt not only highlights the problems associated with using this text to justify the subordination of women, but offers a clear and plausible re-reading of the text that paints the apostle Paul as a radical, visionary, church planter who championed women in all forms of leadership.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherCascade Books
Release dateJan 30, 2018
ISBN9781498289238
Unveiling Paul’s Women: Making Sense of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
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Lucy Peppiatt

Lucy Peppiatt (PhD, Otago) is the principal of Westminster Theological Centre. Her research interests are Christ and the Spirit, charismatic theology, discipleship, and 1 Corinthians, and her books include Unveiling Paul's Women and Women and Worship in Corinth.

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