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Eve as a "Type" of Christ: Reframing Power, Identity, & Gender in 1 Timothy 2

by Allison Quient | August 02, 2019

2019 "Created to Thrive" CBE International Conference

1 Timothy 2 is often taken for granted as “the” text that clearly bars women from holding positions of leadership in the church. The debate at large is too frequently reduced to the meaning of terms such as “authority” and “teaching,” as well as the grammatical relationship between them. Although these are an important part of the larger discussion, in this workshop Allison Quient proposes another angle. Using a theological interpretative approach, she provides evidence of a typological relationship between Eve and Christ and discusses some of the implications for our understanding of human power and identity.