Elective presented at the 2023 Priscilla & Aquila Centre conference.
Speaker: Lionel Windsor.
In the last few decades, there’s been an enormous amount of scholarship on the meaning and significance of 1 Timothy 2:8–15. The sheer range of interpretations can be bewildering, leading us to throw our arms in the air and declare that it’s all too hard, so we should all just do what is right in our own eyes. This seminar is designed to help us to regain some clarity and perspective on the passage by giving a broad overview of the main issues. Lionel asks questions like, “What are some of the factors that have led to such a wide array of views? What are the main questions being asked in the scholarship? What are the most common answers to these questions? What principles can we use to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these answers?”
While the seminar doesn’t answer every possible scholarly question, it aims to encourage us to grow in confidence in God’s word and to read and apply this part of Scripture carefully, in line with the gospel of Christ and in fellowship with others. This is an academic elective, so be prepared for some detailed discussion (but you don’t have to know Greek to benefit).