This week’s giveaway, Man and Woman, One in Christ, is the culmination of thirty-six years of studying Paul’s teachings on women and their role in the church.
In these pages author Philip Payne offers a carefully researched exegetical argument for an egalitarian reading of Paul. Though not all may agree with his conclusions, scholars on both sides of this debate have hailed his work as one of the most substantial evangelical representations of egalitarianism.
“Philip Payne’s work has always been characterized by careful, detailed exegetical study of the biblical text. In Man and Woman, One in Christ, Payne brings decades of meticulous research to its proper culmination in a compelling and thoroughly biblical demonstration that Paul the apostle to the Gentiles was a wholehearted supporter of women serving in any and all sorts of ministerial roles they are called and gifted to undertake.” – Ben Witherington III
For someone who wants an extraordinarily detailed defense of egalitarianism in Paul, however, Payne is a must read. And, in my opinion, his is second only to Keener’s book as an exegetically plausible egalitarian approach. But with both, I remain just ‘almost persuaded.’ – Craig Blomberg
Payne’s rigorous exegetical analysis seeks to demonstrate that Paul’s message on this topic is consistent and coherent with the rest of his theology. To that end he explores the influences on Paul, his practice as a church leader, and his teachings to various Christian communities – with profound implications for the church today.
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