Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Creation, Shame and Nature in 1 Cor 11:2–16: The Background and Coherence of Paul’s Argument

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Just as the Balkans have "produced more history than they can consume locally", the two passages in 1Corinthians on the roles of men and women in the Christian assembly have produced more than their share of debate. The intensity of the debate reflects not only the importance of the contested territory for resolving contemporary issues, but also the difficulty of this terrain. Almost every line in these passages is contested territory. This chapter determines how Paul's argument in 1Corinthians 11:2-16 actually works. Consequently, it places Paul's argument in its Hellenistic-Jewish context in order to determine its coherence. It also raises questions about the assumed difference between the Paul's argument and elsewhere in the Pauline corpus. The argument in 1Corinthians 11:2-16 demonstrates that Paul is not a first-century egalitarian whose pronouncements were quickly undermined by followers who retreated to the hierarchical views that were prevalent in their own society.

Keywords: 1Corinthians; Christian; Hellenistic Judaism; Paul; Pauline corpus

10.1163/9789047402190_014
/content/books/b9789047402190s014
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Early Christianity and Classical Culture — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation