Women in the Church: An Interpretation and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

Women in the Church: An Interpretation and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

Product Code: 9781433549618

Kostenberger, Andreas & Schreiner, Thomas R | Crossway


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The role of women in the church is highly debated, with Christians on all sides using Paul’s teachings in 1 Timothy to justify their positions.

Now in its third edition, this classic book edited by Andreas Köstenberger and Thomas Schreiner offers a robust exegesis of 1 Timothy 2:9–15, looking at the passage’s background, syntax, grammar, and enduring significance.

Featuring updated essays and fresh contributions based on the latest research—including an in-depth discussion of the meaning of the phrase “exercise authority”—this volume stands as the most comprehensive exploration of this contested passage to date.

“A pivotal text behind a major problem deserves a major book. The pivotal text is 1 Timothy 2:9–15. The major problem is how men and women relate to each other in teaching and leading the Christian church. And the major book is Women in the Church. There is none more thorough or careful or balanced or biblical. The appearance of a third edition is added confirmation of the book’s abiding value.”

John Piper, Founder, desiringGod.org; Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary

Table of Contents:

  1. A Foreign World: Ephesus in the First Century
    S. M. Baugh
  2. The Meaning of ΑΥΘΕΝΤΕΩ
    Al Wolters
  3. A Complex Sentence: The Syntax of 1 Timothy 2:12
    Andreas J. Köstenberger
  4. An Interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:9–15: A Dialogue with Scholarship
    Thomas R. Schreiner
  5. Familiar Paths and a Fresh Matrix: The Hermeneutics of 1 Timothy 2:9–15
    Robert W. Yarbrough
  6. New and Old Departures in the Translation of Aυ?θεντει?ν in 1 Timothy 2:12
    Denny Burk
  7. Application: Round Table Discussion
    Theresa Wigington Bowen, Monica Rose Brennan, Rosaria Butterfield, Gloria Furman, Mary Kassian, Tony Merida, Trillia Newbell

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