The doctrine of “headship”

There is a lot of discussion (at least there is in the online circles I move in) about claims to a doctrine of “headship” that is biblical and that means husbands should take a leadership role with respect to their their wives. Or possibly that men should over women more generally.

In a recent discussion someone objected to my presentation of these issues “Headship”: What did Paul really mean? by pointing to the fact that the Bible seems on a “literal” reading to support this idea, by using “head” in e.g. Eph 5:23.

This is my response.


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  1. My father-in-law used to say: “The husband may be the head of the wife, but the wife is the neck and the neck turns the head.

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