Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall’s book, Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ, has won the “Award of Merit” from Christianity Today’s Book Awards for 2018.
“The great strength of this book is Westfall’s desire to interpret Paul’s remarks on gender issues in the light of the cultural context of Paul’s day. Context is key to all interpretation, for words taken out of context may be easily misunderstood. And words from one cultural context may well convey something very different when read in another setting. Westfall’s innovative approach challenges longstanding interpretations, inviting a fresh discussion of what Paul actually said. Whether or not readers accept all of Westfall’s conclusions, her reading of Paul challenges all of us to reconsider what the apostle believed and taught on gender equality and how this impacts Christian attitudes and practices in the 21st century.” —T. D. Alexander, senior lecturer in biblical studies, Union Theological College
For the full list of awards, visit Christianity Today’s website.