Working from a wide range of primary sources, this book draws the reader into ancient world thought patterns faced by the writer of the Pastoral Epistles. The authors provide a compelling case for interpreting the text in 1 Timothy 2:11-15 as a refutation of false teaching, rather than as a narrow restriction on women's role. Their thorough research in the life and language of the Greco-Roman world combines with a clarity of expression and a sensitivity to theological issues that will commend their work to all who care about biblical authority and the ministries of Christian women. Richard and Catherine Clark Kroeger founded the Institute for Lay Training, and Catherine is founder and president of Christians for Biblical Equality. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Solid scriptural and archaeological evidence refutes the traditional interpretation used to bar women from leadership.
Richard Clark Kroeger is a retired pastor and college professor. Catherine Clark Kroeger is founder and president emerita of Christians for Biblical Equality and is an adjunct professor of classical and ministry studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The Kroegers founded the Institute for Lay Training.