Table of Contents

The Table of Contents applies to both books, the only exception being the absence of the eleven excurses in the Pocket Edition. On the other hand, only the Pocket Edition has discussion questions at the end of each chapter. They are designed to facilitate discussion in adult Bible classes and small groups.

For more information on the different purposes and uses of the two books, click here for the blog, “Two Books, One Topic.”

Table of Contents

Timeliness of This Topic
Importance of This Topic
Practical Matters

CHAPTER ONE: God’s Woman
C. R. Nichol
God’s Woman
God’s Woman’s Reception
Other Voices of Dissent
A Way Forward
Excursus 1: C. R. Nichol

CHAPTER TWO: The Current Impasse
Lack of Consensus
Why So Much Disagreement?
Some Reasons for Disagreements
Flawed Methodology
Excursus 2: Diversity in the Interpretation of the
Three Key Pauline Passages

CHAPTER THREE: What Disciplined Bible Study Looks Like
The Opposite of Flawed Methods
Suggestions from Authors of Books on
Women in the Church
Say, Meant, Mean

CHAPTER FOUR: The Creation Narrative
Examination of the Text
Excursus 3: Alternative Interpretations of the Meaning of the Hebrew Word Masal
Excursus 4: F. LaGard Smith’s Treatment of the Creation Narrative in Genesis 1-3

CHAPTER FIVE: New Testament Use of the Genesis Creation Narrative
Types of References
Excursus 5: Jewish Interpretive Methods during the New Testament Period
Jesus and Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in
Passages Relevant to This Study
Excursus 6: The Meaning of Genesis 3:16 for the Matter of Women in the Church

CHAPTER SIX: Women in the World Of Jesus
Women in First-Century Palestine

CHAPTER SEVEN: Jesus and Women
Women in Jesus’ Teachings
Jesus’ Teachings about Women
Jesus’ Association with Women

CHAPTER EIGHT: Galatians 3:28 and Ephesians 5:21-33
Paul and Jesus
Galatians 3:28
Ephesians 5:21-33
Excursus 7: Hupotassō (“to submit”) in the
New Testament
Excursus 8: Kephalē (“head”) in Paul’s Writings
Ephesians 5:21-33 (Continued)
Galatians 3:28 and Ephesians 5:21-33 Taken Together

CHAPTER NINE: I Corinthians 11:2-16
The Key Questions

CHAPTER TEN: I Corinthians 14:34-35
The Text
Excursus 9: I Cor. 11:5 and 14:34

CHAPTER ELEVEN: I Timothy 2:8-15
Excursus 10: The Meaning of Authenteō and Its Use in I Tim. 2:12

CHAPTER TWELVE: The End of the Matter
Proposed Situation for Women in the Church and Home in the First Century
Two Largely Neglected Topics
Excursus 11: Satire on the First Christian
Assembly in Philippi
A Word to Fellow Elders
Concluding Remarks

General Index
Scripture Index