A difference in function: the role of women in relationship to men in the context of the local church (1 Timothy 2:11-15)

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Dawson, Samuel A.
NT; New; first; church; Timothy; Women; Sex; work; Bible; Testament; Criticism; 1st; Biblical; teaching; role; interpretation; 70860118
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In 1 Timothy 2:12 Paul commands women not to each or exercise authority over a man. The interpretation of Paul's words and their application has created much debate among evangelical feminists (those who limit the application of 1 Timothy 2:11-15 to the first century A. D.) and evangelical hierarchicalists (those who hold to the position that 1 Timothy 2:11-15 is applicable today). The purpose of this theses was to exegete 1 Timothy 2:11-15 in order to arrive at a proper understanding of the restrictions Paul places on the ministry of women in the Ephesian church. A secondary purpose was to determine whether these restrictions are applicable for the church today.