Women and the enduring word: an equipping hermeneutic for women teaching women

Full Title
Women and the enduring word: an equipping hermeneutic for women teaching women
Author
Ashley C Smith
Abstract
This dissertation purports the idea that women can and should learn hermeneutic skills that allow them to interpret the Bible with confidence and to train other women to do the same. It demonstrated the need for theologically conservative women to write and teach other women how to study the Bible in a way faithful to principles of interpretation. The importance of authorial intent is emphasized rather than reader-centered approaches. The instruction of Paul in Titus 2:3-5 as applied to gender-specific hermeneutic suggests that offering women skills for interpretation envisions their unique learning styles and affirms Paul's instruction. Women should use hermeneutical principles of context, exegesis, theological analysis and genre applying these to use by women. Factors related to women teaching women include: intimacy, emotional connection, relationships, details, and the power of small group settings. Finally consideration is made of producing a book on this subject.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Jason K Lee
Language
English
Date
2011
Number of Pages
163
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