Silent Wives, Verbal Believers: Ethical and Hermeneutical Considerations in 1 Peter 3:1-6 and Its Context

Jeannine K. Brown

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2004

Issue: First Peter (Vol. 24, No 4, Fall, 2004)

Wives are to be silent witnesses; believers (including women) are to be verbal witnesses. With this tension, 1 Peter invites us to consider the complex task of the Christian community as it engages its social environment in challenge and testimony, then and now.

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