1 Timothy 2 11 12 Has Been Used As A Clear Mandate To Silence Women In The Church For Over 1500 Years In What S With Paul Women Jon Zens Exposes The Fallacies Of This Interpretation, And Opens Up The Meaning Of 1 Timothy 2 9 15 Using Insights Gleaned From The Artemis Saturated Ephesian Culture Where Timothy Was Left To Stand Against False Teaching 1 3 Going Beyond 1 Timothy 2, This Book Covers The Major Issues In Gender Inequality With Three Appendices One On The Ephesian Social World In Which 1 Timothy Was Written, Another On 1 Corinthians 14 34 36 And An Extensive Review Of John Piper S What S The Difference Manhood Womanhood Defined According To The Bible If 1 Timothy 2 11 12 And 1 Corinthians 14 34 36 Have Puzzled You, What S With Paul Women Will Help In Your Quest To Discern The Mind Of The Lord As The Gender Debate Continues. See of my book reviews at MostlySensible.com.I came across this book when reading an article which responded to the patro centric error found in many conservative and homeschooling circles What s with Paul and Women brings out many good things about the value of women and the fact that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ first of all in all our relationships However, Zens leans a little too heavily on using the cultural context to excuse our own application of Scripture That is, he sees the New Testament as descriptive of life and godliness rather that prescriptive Now, knowing the context of Biblical writing is definitely key to understanding the meaning of words, but I cannot dismiss Paul s admonition to the Ephesians simply because I don t deal with temple prostitution in my own culture Paul is applying truths to the early church s cultural context and we should apply those truths as well For example, Zens describes the debauchery of Diana Artemis worship and how steeped in it the Greek culture was This particular idolatry exalted women too highly and placed them as priestesses in the temples This practice was spilling over into the church, and Paul admonishes the women to learn in the church in silence Zens then draws the conclusion that because Paul was addressing a particular problem in their culture, we can t rea
The research was good as a beginning to the topic and I deeply appreciated it To know it fully, you will want additional information It s also definitely an indy published book and looks it, but that doesn t mean it wasn t a good, sound book.
- 144 pages
- Whats with Paul and Women?
- Jon Zens
- 19 September 2017 Jon Zens