Watched Lecture 19. The "Household" Paul: The Pastorals by Dale B. Martin from RLST 152: Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature

Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) In the undisputed Pauline epistles, marriage is seen as a way to extirpate sexual desire - neither as a means for procreation nor as the preferred social status. The Pastoral Epistles, written to instruct in the pastoring of churches and appointing of church offices, presents quite un-Pauline attitudes. In the Pastoral Epistles, the church, rather than an ecclesia, becomes a household, a specifically patriarchal structure in which men hold offices and women are not to have authority over them. They present a pro-family, anti-ascetic message in contrast to the Pauline epistles.

  • 00:00 - Chapter 1. Marriage, Family, Sex, and Women in Paul's Letters
  • 21:01 - Chapter 2. The Pro-Family and Anti-Ascetic Stance in the Pastoral Epistles
  • 26:50 - Chapter 3. The Pastoral Epistles and the Jewish Law
  • 29:53 - Chapter 4. The Church as Household
Been a while since I was on about this. Quick review to hopefully delve back in and finish out the series.

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