Silencing the Women

Peter Leithart shares some helpful insights on the Apostle Paul’s silencing of women. I would like to see this spelled out in more detail in a reading of 1 Corinthians 14, but it seems to be a promising line to take.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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One Response to Silencing the Women

  1. Jason1646 says:

    I don’t pretend to have a great answer for the text, but there are a couple of questions that arise in light of this proposal from Rosenstock-Huessy. First, Paul does direct them to speak with their husbands if they desire to “learn” something. This does not sound like the emotional wailing or hysterical cries suggested. Second, Paul makes a reference back to what “the law” says. I don’t know what he has in mind, but my first inclination is that it is a particularly Jewish tradition rooted in the Torah. Thoughts?

    ~Jason

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