In contrast to Paul’s general concern for unity and peace in the First Letter to the Corinthians, I Cor. 11:2-16 stands out for its coarse and hostile tone and its enigmatic structure.
After having been considered a biblical approval of the debasement of women for nearly two millennia, it has become the subject of a worldwide dialogue on what Paul was really saying, taking his rhetorics, word play and even humour into account
My aim is to contribute to this debate by presenting several in-depth analyses of the passage’s structure, which affirms and extends some new perspectives on its rhetorical character.
Theology and religious studies, Master’s Degree, Tilburg University
20 Aug 2007 → 30 Aug 2013
- exegesis and church history, Jewish roots, dialogue, linguistics