Paul in Conflict with the Veil
An Alternative Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
1 Corinthians 11,2-16
Exegetical examination of 1 Corinthians 11,2-16, following an alternative view of John Lightfoot, member of the Westminster assembly in the 16th century. Schirrmacher argues that from the biblical teaching that man is the head of woman (1 Cor 11:3) the Corinthians had drawn the false conclusions that in prayer a woman must be veiled (11:4-6) and a man is forbidden to be veiled (11:7), and that the wife exists for the husband but not the husband for the wife (11:8-9). Paul, however, rejected these conclusions and showed in 11:10-16 why the veiling of women did not belong to God’s commandments binding upon all the Christian communities. After stating the thesis and presenting his alternative translation and exposition of 1 Cor 11:2-16, he considers the difficulties in the text, presents his alternative exposition in detail (in the form of thirteen theses), discusses quotations and irony in 1 Corinthians, and deals with other New Testament texts about women’s clothing and prayer and about the subordination of wives.
1. The Alternative View of 1Corinthians 11:2-16 in 13 Theses
1.1 The Thesis of this Book
1.2 An Alternative Translation of 1Corinthians 11:2-16
1.3 An Alternative Interpretation of 1Corinthians 11:2-16
2. The Most Difficult Text in the New Testament?
2.1 Between Misogyny and Egalitarianism
2.2 Interpretation Without End?
3. The Alternative View in Detail
3.1 The Alternative Interpretation is Nothing New
3.2 Argumentation for the 13 Propositions
4. Quotations and Irony in 1Corinthians
4.1 The Emergence of the Corinthian Church
4.2 Paul in Cross-fire
4.3 Paul’s Corinthian Opponents
4.4 Quotations and Irony in 1Corinthians
5. Further Texts on Woman’s Dress and Prayer and Her Submission to Her Husband
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Posted : 2012-04-14 23:50:48 GMT
Author/Authors : Thomas Schirrmacher
Publishers : Verlag für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft
ISBN Number : 3-933372-46-1

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Publication Date : 2002