Thesis Title

--As In All The Churches Of The Saints--: What To Do With 1 Corinthians 14:33B?

Date of Graduation

Fall 2002

Degree

Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Department

Religious Studies

Committee Chair

Charles Hedrick

Subject Categories

Religion

Abstract

This paper explores the role of 1 Corinthians 14:33b in the context of 14:26-40 and attempts to determine whether the proper placement of 14:33b is with 14:26-33a, which defines orderly Christian worship, or with 14:34-35/36, a proclamation that appears to forbid speaking roles for women in assemblies. The proper placement of 14:33b in context is vital to understanding the meaning of 14:26-40, but also Paul's conception of Church order, the role of women in the early church, and in churches today. The study explores the question of how to place 14:33b in 14:26-40 through a variety of approaches: linguistic, lexical, and social-historical. The paper also explores the question of whether 14:33b/34-35/36 is original to 1 Corinthians, or if it is a later interpolation.

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© Michael D. Fisher

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