Women in the Church: A Response to Kevin Giles

K. Giles has subjected Women in the Church an extensive two-part critique. Giles claims that it is not the egalitarian reading of 1 Tim 2:9–15 that is novel, but the position taken by the contributors to Women in the Church, despite their claim that their position is generally in line with the historic view. Giles’s critique of the argument of this book as ‘novel’, however, is itself ‘novel’. A fair share of reviews (not counting mentions in articles and commentaries) have appeared, but Giles’s is the first to take issue with its position on the grounds that it is ‘novel’. Has Giles identified a flaw all previous commentators have missed?

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