RE: Women in the Church

From: Perry L. Stepp (
Date: Wed Aug 19 1998 - 13:45:34 EDT

> From: Paul S. Dixon []

> >Paul Dixon wrote:
> >> In summary, there is a conflict between 1 Cor 11:5 and 1 Cor 14:34-45,
> >> only if one assumes the negation of 1 Cor 11:5. As you well know,
> >> the negation of a conditional is not a valid inference. "If A, then
> >> B" does not imply "if not A, then not B." 1 Cor 11:5 says, "she who
> >> prays or prophesies with her head uncovered shames her head."
> >> This does not imply, as most usually erroneously infer, the negation:
> >> she who prays or prophesies with her head covered does not shame her
> >> head.

Not to be contentious or anything, . . .

Your entire argument is specious. To accept your reading, we have to assume
that Paul wrote everything in specific syllogistic terms. In the end, it's
special pleading for the purpose of justifying your ideological position.
And it has next to nothing to do with Greek. Get it out of my mailbox.


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