Thursday, January 07, 2010

Women in Ministry Lecture 1 (1 Corinthians 11)

Below is the first Spring 2009 lecture I gave at Indiana Wesleyan University on women in ministry on 1 Corinthians 11.

Part 1: Galatians 3:28 as possible Christian tradition

Part 2: patriarchal cultures (including the biblical ones) had space for exceptional women leaders

Part 3: We don't know all the circumstances behind Paul's comments on women.

Part 4: Nothing uniquely Christian in the Bible about male headship in the ancient world.

Part 5: What's up with the head covering thing?

Part 6: From the second lecture, but this gives my sense of what husband headship has to do with women in ministry--my answer is nothing. Paul does not connect the two issues.

Part 7: Some background literature (Joseph and Aseneth) to 1 Corinthians 11

Part 8: This second part of the second lecture gives my final sense of 1 Corinthians 11, the bottom line on its meaning.

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