In this Book

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The author of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus argues in favor of a “traditional” Greco-Roman gender ideology: that because men and women are biologically different, they ought to behave differently in the family and society. His gender-specific beliefs carry over into his teachings for the house churches, where only free married men are eligible to serve as leaders, teachers, and preachers, while women are expected to take up the subordinate female domestic roles of wife, mother, and household manager. This volume encourages a deeper engagement with the difficult issues—gender, race, and power—raised by these letters. By studying the Pastoral Letters with our minds sharpened and our hearts turned toward a generous freedom, we can struggle most productively with the influences of their teachings, past and present, and we can create a future church and a future world that are more just, truly inclusive, and indelibly marked by God’s grace.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Foreword
  2. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  3. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. Editor’s Introduction to Wisdom Commentary
  2. Barbara E. Reid
  3. pp. xxi-xl
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  1. Author’s Introduction: Gendered Letters
  2. pp. xli-lii
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  1. 1 Timothy 1: Order and Disorder
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 1 Timothy 2: Praying Men and Silenced Women
  2. pp. 10-30
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  1. 1 Timothy 3: Leaders for the Household of God
  2. pp. 31-41
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  1. 1 Timothy 4: Marriage Embodies Godliness
  2. pp. 42-49
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  1. 1 Timothy 5: Older Women/Older Men
  2. pp. 50-68
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  1. 1 Timothy 6: Home Economics: Enslavement and Wealth
  2. pp. 69-96
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  1. 2 Timothy 1: A Letter from “Father” to “Son”
  2. pp. 97-105
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  1. 2 Timothy 2: Manly Men
  2. pp. 106-114
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  1. 2 Timothy 3: Insiders and Outsiders
  2. pp. 115-125
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  1. 2 Timothy 4: Take It Like a Man
  2. pp. 126-132
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  1. Titus 1: Rungs on the Social Ladder
  2. pp. 133-144
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  1. Titus 2: Staying in Your Place
  2. pp. 145-173
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  1. Titus 3: Orderliness Is Next to Godliness
  2. pp. 174-180
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 181-184
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 185-189
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  1. Index of Scripture References and Other Ancient Writings
  2. pp. 191-199
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 201-208
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814682289
Related ISBN
9780814682036
MARC Record
OCLC
945169798
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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