26.7.08

Interesting discussions about headship under way on VTMBottomline

A sample:
"Paul used "heart" for the intelligent control of the body which was the Greek way of thinking. There was simply no knowledge of the "head" controlling as we know it today."

This is absolutely crucial in deciphering the meaning of the text. Today, in English, in at least most of the U.S. to my knowledge, "head" is interchangeable with "boss" or "supervisor" or "leader". This understanding, as you allude to, is because the brain is now viewed as a sort of "control center" for the rest of the body.

But unless the head was viewed in that manner by those who wrote Scripture, the current idea that the husband being the "head" indicates his holding a unilateral leadership position within the marriage cannot follow.

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