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WCF.M2.L52 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Compare the position and roles of women in different cultures of the classical Mediterranean world.
  • Explain how scholars and teachers arrive at their views on controversial subjects like the role of women in the New Testament church.
  • Analyze the potential impact of different views on women’s role in the church.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 200Lesson 52 Introduction

  • General
  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 375-377Head
  • 583-592Man and Woman

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 273-283Kroeger: 1 Timothy 2:12–A Classicist’s View

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 445-447Women’s Head Coverings

  • Grenz: “Anticipating God’s New Community: Theological Foundations for Women in Ministry”
  • 595-611JETS (December 1995) 38,4 ATLA Religion Database

  • Kroeger: “The Apostle Paul and the Greco-Roman Cults of Women”
  • 25-38JETS (March 1987) 30,1 ATLA Religion Database

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 200-203Lesson 52 Review

  • Optional
  • Ferrara and Wilson: “Ordaining Women: Two Views”
  • 33-42First Things (April 2003) 132,1 ATLA Religion Database

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 617-618Micronesia: Nauru
  • 384Kiribati

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 52

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 52
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • What are the debates within different cultures of the classical Mediterranean world regarding women’s “position” and “roles”? Where do you stand regarding these issues and why? In what ways is your position similar to or different from your local congregation and/or denomination?


  • Compare the roles of women in the New Testament church with those in your local church and wider fellowship of churches or denomination. How did scholars and teachers arrive at their respective position?


  • What are the missiological implications of one’s view of women in the church?


Notes