Junia

Junia Is Not Alone in the Church – Scot McKnight

It was a privilege to attend Dr. McKnight’s original lecture at Fuller Theological Seminary on October 26, 2011. His was a cogent, scholarly presentation shedding light on the misogynistic history of biblical interpretation regarding a prominent apostle named Junia referred to by Paul in Romans 16:7.

I understand he has released a small eBook: “Junia Is Not Alone” based on his lecture and, although I have not read the eBook yet, would highly recommend it for those interested in the debates about female leadership in the church. The lecture does not of course address the whole gamut of issues but concentrates on Junia and how she has been understood and misinterpreted via the lens of a specific socio-cultural agenda. Regardless of where you stand on the current complementarian/egalitarian debates, this is a must read. I for myself am not ashamed to stand squarely within the egalitarian camp. I believe, taking the scriptural witness as a whole, that where the Spirit of God indeed is, there is freedom…

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