A landmark study on Paul's teachings on male-female relationships. Offering a careful critical examination, Payne rigorously analyzes social, cultural, and religious influences on the apostle; his statements about women who were colleagues in ministry; and the theological principles that undergird his affirmations concerning the equal standing of men and women in Christ. 400 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Does Paul teach a hierarchy of authority of man over woman, or does he teach the full equality of man and woman in the church and home? In Man and Woman, One in Christ, Philip Barton Payne answers this question and more, injecting crucial insights into the discussion of Pauls view of women. Condensing over three decades of research on this topic, Paynes rigorous exegetical analysis demonstrates the consistency of Pauls message on this topic and its coherence with the rest of his theology. Paynes exegetical examination of the Pauline corpus is thorough, exploring the influences on Paul, his practice as a church leader, and his teachings to various Christian communities. Pauls theology, instruction, and practice consistently affirm the equal standing of men and women, with profound implications for the church today. Man and Woman, One in Christ is required reading for all who desire to understand the meaning of Pauls statements regarding women and their relevance for Christian relationships and ministry today. This work has the potential of uniting the church on this contentious issue.
Philip Barton Payne (PhD, Cambridge) has served with his wife Nancy for the Evangelical Free Church Mission in Japan for seven years. He has taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Gordon-Conwell, Bethel, and Fuller, and is known for his studies on textual criticism, the parables of Jesus, and Paul's teachings on women.
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