Man and Woman, One in Christ

written by Phil

Man and Woman, One in Christ

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book, Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters.

“The most comprehensive and well-reasoned contribution by an individual evangelical scholar in the modern history of the debate.” Professor Ron Pierce, Biola University

We began shipping the book November 10, 2009.

Man and Woman, One in Christ

Man and Woman, One in Christ

This book is a careful exegetical examination of Paul’s teachings regarding women and their standing and ministries in the church and home. It is the condensation of 35 years of research on this topic and is full of insights that shed new light on a host of issues and correct many misconceptions. This work rigorously analyzes both the text of Paul’s statements and the meaning of the text through penetrating exegetical study. It affirms the complete reliability of all of Paul’s teaching.

The work begins with an examination of the influences on Paul, then it explores Paul’s many statements about women who were his colleagues in ministry and Paul’s theological principles that undergird his affirmations of the equal standing of man and women in Christ. In light of Paul’s practice, it examines each of Paul’s statements regarding the standing of women and their ministry in the church.

The book concludes that Paul is consistent in both his practice and his principles, affirming the equal standing of man and woman in Christ.


“Philip 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. This book deserves the highest commendation.”
Ben Witherington III, Asbury Theological Seminary

“Philip Payne’s treatment of New Testament manuscripts and textual criticism, especially in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, is meticulously formulated, cogently argued, and of lasting significance.”
Eldon J. Epp, Harvard Divinity School

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