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Bibil Identifier bibil:209392
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Image and Glory of God
Title (English, ) 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 as a Case Study in Bible, Gender and Hermeneutics
Author Lakey, Michael J.
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 418)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/418
Place 227.31.08
Publishing house T&T Clark
Place London/New York
ISBN 978-0-567-18260-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
211 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This hermeneutical case-study illustrates the complexities of using biblical materials to shed light upon present-day concerns. The specific situation addressed is the recent evangelical controversy regarding gender roles. A significant strand of this debate concerns the relationship between gender and the doctrine of God. This proposition is derived from 1 Corinthians 11. Whilst aspects of this argument are criticized, Lakey also argues that questions of God and gender are related. 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 articulates sexual difference using the metaphysical language of antiquity, thereby situating the sexes vis-à-vis each other as microcosms of God and Christ vis-à-vis the cosmos. For Paul, the Church circumscribes that part of the cosmos able to express its creaturely relationship to God. However, modern interpreters arguably cannot share Paul’s cosmological and anthropological assumptions. Lakey points us towards forging a solution for how to interpret as Christian Scripture a text that invites its readers to assume a stance that is now problematic for many modern Christians.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Trinity
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 11
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