Episode: This is the first of a two part episode on gender and hermeneutics in the letters of Paul. Our focus text is 1 Cor 11, a text that poses several interpretive and theological challenges that cannot be easily resolved. Michael Lakey talks with Matt L about his book Image and Glory: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 as a Case Study in Bible, Gender and Hermeneutics (T&T Clark, 2010). They discuss gender, cosmology, hermeneutics, Paul, the church, and everything in between. Next week we’ll here a different take on the same issue.
Guest: Michael divides his time between teaching NT at Cuddesdon and being a parish priest of three parishes in South Oxfordshire. He teaches across the NT curriculum. His ongoing research interests include St Paul, sex and gender in Antiquity, and the hermeneutical relationship between Scripture, doctrine, and liturgy. Michael is author of three books, his thesis monograph on gender and cosmology in 1 Corinthians, entitled Image and Glory of God (T. & T. Clark, 2010), an edited volume on being a priest and an academic, entitled Academic Vocation in the Church and Academy Today (Ashgate/Routledge, 2016) and a new book on baptism and the Lord’s Supper in the writings of Paul, entitled The Ritual World of Paul the Apostle(Bloomsbury, 2018). He is a regular book reviewer for Modern Believing and Journal for the Study of the New Testament. (from his faculty website)
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