Andrew Perriman has posted his blog entry on “Women in the Story of God” from Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?
There is a limit to what can be achieved in a single chapter. A number of important exegetical issues are not touched on—I would highlight the metaphor of “headship”, which I don’t think denotes one who has authority over another in Hellenistic Greek, and the curious verb authenteō in 1 Timothy 2:12, which certainly does not mean “to have authority over”; and there is no discussion of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. So the reader should not expect an exhaustive treatment of this difficult subject.
But that is not the purpose of the book. What Kirk sets out to do is to show that a “storied theology” of the New Testament is both coherent and practical—that the shift away from the traditional categories of Protestant theology does not leave us stranded up a narrative creek without an ethical paddle. This is where the real strength of the book is to be found.
Read the entire post here.
Andrew Perriman is the author of several books, including Speaking of Women: Interpreting Paul (IVP, 1998) and The Future of the People of God: Reading Romans Before and After Western Christendom (Wipf & Stock, 2010).
He currently blogs at postost.net.