What does Paul actually mean by “submission”? Conference Paper uri icon


  • Five times in his letters, the Apostle Paul uses the words “submit” or “submission” to describe an activity or attitude of women in relation to men. Why does he choose this particular word-group, and what does he actually mean by it? We modern readers often make assumptions about what this word means; are these assumptions correct? In this elective, we’ll be exploring these questions, seeking clarity and precision in the meaning of these verses.

publication date

  • February 3, 2020