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"Because of the Angels": Head Coverings and Women in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and 14:34,35 by [Mattison, Mark]
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About the Author

Mark Mattison is a writer, independent scholar, and aspiring mystic. His passions in biblical theology include the third quest for the historical Jesus, the new perspective on Paul, and feminist, liberationist, and postcolonial readings of Scripture. He is co-General Editor of the Divine Feminine Version of the New Testament and a mainline Protestant who resides in West Michigan with his wife, son, and cat.

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  • File Size: 115 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478369604
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008U0MUA0
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The information I was looking for was there, however, you can find every bit of this book by googling it, instead of buying it. I read, what I thought was a preview- turned out it was the whole book.
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Mark Mattison, long time supporter of women's issues and co-translator of the feminine divine version of the Bible -- which emphasizes the dual nature of God as also being Goddess, our Mother -- brings his concerns to bear on the two sections of the Christian New Testament most difficult to reconcile with a feminist sensibility: Did Paul really command that women should not speak in church, and that they should keep their heads covered? These verses have sometimes inspired what Mark regards as unfortunate church policy. In this slim volume he does not reverse Paul's stance, showing that Paul believed the opposite of what he seems to say; nor prove that these verses were added by later editor's of Paul's epistles; nor demonstrate that these verses were Paul's quotations of the church he was addressing, and not his own. Instead, Mattison covers all these possibilities, recognizing that no final authoritative determination is possible here. He problemetizes the text in order to justify an exclusion of these verses from supporting any extreme and suppressive church practices. The problematic verses simply are not clear enough nor solid enough to have been an important issue for Paul, let alone substantial enough to instate sexist church policies for us today.

Nevertheless, Mattison's argument is at its sexiest when he hints at the possibility that Paul's enigmatic verse which says women ought to mind their heads "because of the angels" may in fact mean the opposite of how some churches have taken it; that, in fact, because women have the authority to judge the very angels (as Paul says elsewhere) they certainly have the authority to manage their own head coverings.

As ever, Mattison wants to make room in the powerful and inspirational Christian tradition for powerful and inspirational women, even feminists.
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