These papers are written by Dianne D. McDonnell,
except where the author is otherwise indicated.
**Asterisks indicate major papers.
A short answer to 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34. (4 pages)
Many believe that Paul set up a rule that all Christian women must "keep silent" during church services. Some extend this to mean that women may not offer prayers, lead songs, read scriptures aloud or have any leadership role during or after services. What did Paul really mean?
Understanding the Two Main Scriptures:
1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12
(A more detailed answer to 1 Corinthians 14:34, 9 pages)
Has Paul been misunderstood? Exactly what did he write in the scriptures most used to forbid women from teaching men, I Timothy Chapters 1 and 2? This article gives an in depth English translation based on modern scholarship. (8 pages)
Are all women subject to all men? Are there guidelines for marriage? (5 pages)
How did Jesus view women? Did He limit their role in the early church? (9 pages)
What are the requirements for ministry? (4 pages)
All Aspects of Head and Headship
Proof of a woman minister in the New Testament! (5 pages)
Research revealing historical references to a woman among the later apostles. (5 pages)
Wait until you find out what women in the New Testament Church did. (5 pages)
Women Church Leaders in the Bible
Information to help you understand Paul and obey Jesus.
There are more women in churches than there are men, yet when services start the women are not allowed to lead a prayer, teach a Bible Study and certainly not give a sermon. Most churches don't allow women to participate beyond singing hymns. Did God plan for it to be this way? (5 pages)
Were there women ministers and leaders in the New Testament? Must one be male to be a minister according to the original Greek scriptural requirements? Documents many women leaders in the early church, and some arguments for women's full participation not covered in other papers. (9 pages)
To every individual God has given the gift of love, the ability to give love, and the ability to know when one is being loved. Find out how you can use this gift of love to better understand God's plan for both men and women. (6 pages)
Overview Papers on the Subject of Women in the Church
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