During the last few decades we have witnessed an increasing awareness of the importance of hermeneutical procedure in interpreting the gender passages in the New Testament. Robert Johnston attributes the differences in approach regarding the role of women in the church taken by Christians to "different hermeneutics," calling the study of women's roles a "test case" of evangelical interpretation. The present article seeks to readdress some of the issues taken up in earlier treatments. Hermeneutical questions like underestimating the power of presuppositions, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, the use of Biblical background data is discussed.
Source: Biblical Foundations, 1998. 9 pages.