Who has authority in the church? What role do women play? These questions, as ancient as they are modern, were first posed in the Letters to Timothy. These epistles contain considerable controversy on topics including the place of women in the church, homosexuality, and 'false teachers.' This enlightening commentary features a new translation, introduction and commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson. Johnson offers a balanced discussion of Paul's letters, remains accessible to lay readers, and gives in-depth arguments for Paul's authorship.