"--As in all the Churches of the Saints-- " : What to do With 1 Corinthians 14:33B?
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Religious Studies
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.
© Michael D. Fisher
Fisher, Michael D., ""--As in all the Churches of the Saints-- " : What to do With 1 Corinthians 14:33B?" (2002). MSU Graduate Theses. 2575.