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Women in the Church: An Analysis and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 [Kindle Edition]

Andreas J. Köstenberger , Thomas R. Schreiner
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Women in the Church offers a definitive statement of the complementarian interpretation of this crucial New Testament passage on the role of women in the church. In this second edition, each chapter has been thoroughly updated and reworked, and a new chapter of pastoral application has been added.


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Andreas J. Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of New Testament and director of Ph.D./Th.M. studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author, translator, or editor of ten books.

Thomas R. Schreiner (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author or editor of eight books.

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5.0 out of 5 stars What's New With Women in the Church? September 19, 2005
By ASB
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Second editions testify to the enduring worth of a book. They also provide an opportunity for the author/authors to update and improve upon the arguments presented in the first edition. Such is the case with the second edition of Women in the Church: An Analysis and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 edited by Andreas J. K'stenberger and Thomas R. Schreiner. The original edition marked by thoroughness and judicious exegesis quickly became a standard as well as a formidable foe for most egalitarian interpreters. Ten years after the initial publication, while retaining its original content, the second edition offers several improvements.

The most substantive change is the subtraction of two chapters from the first edition and the addition of a new chapter. The chapter on 1 Timothy's genre by T. David Gordon and the chapter by Harold O. J. Brown on the relationship between 1 Tim 2:9-15 and Galatians 3:28 are omitted in the second edition. Instead, a new chapter by Dorothy K. Patterson offering one woman's perspective about what women should do in the church is inserted at the end. This change also precipitates the alteration of the subtitle between the two editions from A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 to An Analysis and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15. Patterson's slightly autobiographical chapter attempts to apply, in a positive way, the complementarian interpretation of scripture. This chapter along with the shift from footnotes to endnotes makes the second edition more accessible to a broader audience.

The chapters by S. M. Baugh and H. Scott Baldwin basically reproduce the content found in the first edition. Most likely this is due to the lack of new data on the historical background of 1 Timothy or word studies on ''''''''.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, extensive research January 18, 2007
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This book is a great aid to help give you a in depth analysis on the specifics: culturally, biblically, historically accurate. I am a religion student that is writing a senior thesis on the role of women within the churhc in regards to leadership: elder, deacon, pastor. Both authors do a great job on giving in depth detail of the Greek word "authenteo" and giving you a cultural context --not only biblically but in all of scholarship of that time. Lastly a great chapter detailing what is the role for women in the church by a woman. Great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough but narrowly focused February 23, 2012
By TomW
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This book provides as thorough and detailed a study of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 as you are likely to find outside of a theological journal. This strength is also the book's greatest limitation - it addresses other relevant New Testament texts only to the extent that they have a bearing on the interpretation of the passage in 1st Timothy chapter 2. It does provide a useful discussion of the social and cultural context of 1st century Ephesus. The writing is clear, but some of the content may be challenging for a reader who does not already have some experience with the scholarly study of the New Testament (this is particularly true of the second chapter, which addresses the meaning of the verb "authenteo," and chapter 3, which examines the syntax of 1 Timothy 2:12). Because the chapters are written by different authors, the style is somewhat uneven. In particular, the 5th chapter (by Robert Yarbrough) has more of a tone of direct advocacy which, coming as it does right after four more dispassionate and analytical chapters, feels a bit jarring. The next (and final) chapter by Dorothy Patterson serves to personalize and humanize the complementarian views shared by the authors. Extensive footnotes and bibliography are provided. I especially appreciated the subject index (too many scholarly authors seem to believe that once they've provided an index of ancient texts and modern authors, they're done). The authors do a good job of interacting with the literature in this area, highlighting and responding to differing views. This helps the reader understand how the authors' analysis and conclusions fit into the broader debate.
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Outstanding presentation of the role of women in the church! Very good analysis of the meaning of the original Greek in 1Tim.2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Key addition to your library July 25, 2013
By BM
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Get it. Read it. Teach it in humility. Much maligned passage treated with consummate skill. Must read. Buy it either on Kindle or paperback
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