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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Theology and religious studies, Master’s Degree, Tilburg University

20 Aug 200730 Aug 2013

Award Date: 30 Aug 2013


  • exegesis and church history, Jewish roots, dialogue, linguistics