Feminine perspective and BG List History (was Re: AUQENTEIN)

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon May 18 1998 - 16:07:22 EDT

At 12:50 PM -0400 5/18/98, Jane Harper wrote:
>> Isn't it funny how no woman has offered her perspective on this verse. We
>are still a male-dominated academia - even in the global village of the
>I'm sure there are some very qualified women lurking out there, but in the 8
>months I've been on this list I can't recall any women who have commented with
>recognized authority ... or did I just miss them?
>When I first got on the net in 1986 it was something like 20 to 1 male:female,
>but I understand now the ratio is more like 3 or 4 to 1

I don't wish to renew a debate of yesteryear, but I would just call
attention, for the sake of those who wnder what women on the list might
have to say about this, and for those who might like to review it, to the
correspondence on our list in November and December of 1995--I think it's
all there in the archives. I should note that this was before there were
list rules and enforcement of civil discourse ("There was no king in Israel
in those days: everyone did what was right in his/her own eyes"). In late
November there was a knock-down/drag'em-out battle over the Junia passage
in Rom 16:7 (subject header: "Re: Junia/Junias nochmals"), and the
resolution of this was followed on December 2 by a post by Jim McGuire
entitled "Women elders and apostles," which was the trigger that made the
stuff hit the fan. Jim McGuire called up the relevance of the passage in 1
Timothy 2:11ff. I and some others responded at length. In the midst of it
all a truly heroic Ellen Adams spoke out (although her user name was "Mike
Adams"). We haven't heard from Ellen for a long time now, and I miss her; I
know that for a while she and Mike were acting in a pastoral role in a
country church outside of Denver and she frequently sought advice from our
list on interpretation of crucial passages.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu OR cconrad@yancey.main.nc.us
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