Is 1 Cor 11:2-16 an expression of st. Paul's misogyny? Cover Image

1 Kor 11,2-16 wyrazem mizogonizmu św. Pawła?
Is 1 Cor 11:2-16 an expression of st. Paul's misogyny?

Author(s): Piotr Łabuda
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Biblical studies
Published by: Księgarnia Świętego Jacka
Keywords: prayer; liturgy; clothing during the prayer; dignity of woman and man

Summary/Abstract: The eleventh chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians includes Paul's recommendation for the appropriate clothing for men and women while worshiping. Paul's discourse refers mainly to the question of a woman's wear and head covering. What he presents in 1Cor 11:2-16, therefore, does not mean that he is to be called a mysoginist. The Apostle recognizes the importance of women worshiping and prophesying durnig gatherings of the faithful. However he does not accept the idea of women praying with their uncovered heads. Paul's suggestions for suitable clothes, hairstyle and head covering in the course of worshipping God were rooted in the specific cultural background.

  • Issue Year: 52/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-22
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish