"For those struggling to understand Paul's full purpose for women, in his time and ours, Paul, Women, and Wives will prove to be 'must' reading."--Robert K. Johnston, Fuller Theological Seminary
Paul's letters stand at the center of the dispute over women, the church, and the home, with each side championing passages from the Apostle. Now, in a challenging new attempt to wrestle with these thorny texts, Craig Keener delves as deeply into the world of Paul and the apostles as anyone thus far. Acknowledging that we must take the biblical text seriously, and recognizing that Paul's letters arose in a specific time and place for a specific purpose, Keener mines the historical, lexical, cultural, and exegetical details behind Paul's words about women in the home and ministry to give us one of the most insightful expositions of the key Pauline passages in years.
"This book can be of great help to any person seriously interested in examining why Paul said some of the things he did about women in marriage and women in ministry."--Alvera Mickelsen, board member, Christians for Biblical Equality
"For those comfortable with traditional Pauline 'arguments' concerning the subordination of women in the church and home, Keener presents more than they ever wanted to know about Paul's intended meaning. But for those struggling to understand Paul's full purpose for women, in his time and ours, Paul, Women, and Wives will prove to be 'must' reading. Keener's comprehensive bibliography and literature review are alone worth the price of the book."--Robert K. Johnston, professor of theology and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary
"This book closely examines Paul's teaching on women. Written by top-notch biblical scholar Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women, and Wives sets each passage in its historical cultural setting, and then interprets the passage in a way that draws out both the historical meaning and God's word for today."--Worship Leader
Paul, Women, & Wives by Craig S Keener was published by Baker in September 1992 and is our 27061st best seller. The ISBN for Paul, Women, & Wives is 9780801046766.