Man and Woman in Christ

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by Stephen B. Clark

More than forty years after its initial publication, Man and Woman in Christ continues to be regarded by many as the most faithful and comprehensive study of biblical manhood and womanhood. Stephen B. Clark thoroughly lays out the authoritative teaching of the Old and New Testaments on the distinct roles of men and women, but he doesn’t stop there. He goes on to trace the application of Scripture’s teaching through the history of the Church, bringing it into the present day and dealing honestly with the challenges of applying God’s Word in modern society. For those seeking to live obediently as men and women made in the image of God, this book provides incomparable help. In fact, it has only become more relevant in a world which continues to bear the bitter fruit of feminism.

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Recent praise…

After forty years, Stephen B. Clark’s Man and Woman in Christ remains the foremost book on Christianity and gender. His analysis uniquely covers scripture, Christian tradition and historical practice, and the social sciences. And he helps us to make sense of how to apply his findings in a modern technological society much different from the traditional societies of the past. Highly recommended.
Aaron Renn
The Masculinist

Here is a premier study of man and woman, biblically based, thoughtful, and rigorous.
Vern S. Poythress
Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary

Stephen Clark’s Man and Woman in Christ is a classic presentation of the Bible’s teaching about men and women. For many years I’ve referred to it, and I consider it still to be one of the very best sources on this subject, perhaps the best. I’m delighted to hear of its republication—so timely, given the current discussion. Some are suggesting that one’s gender is a personal decision, rather than a divine gift. Clark’s book corrects such thinking and therefore clears the track for progress in godly relationships between the sexes.
John Frame
Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Fla.

Middler year of seminary (1980), I heard Steve Clark had published Man and Woman in Christ. It hit the spot for me, a repenting feminist married to a repenting feminist. Many Reformed men have written great books about yesterday’s battles. It took a Roman Catholic to write the greatest book engaging today’s battle.
Tim Bayly
Senior Pastor, Trinity Reformed Church, Bloomington, Ind.

Christians ready for a serious dive into the meaning of manhood and womanhood should read this book. Forty years after its original publication, Clark’s accomplishment remains unsurpassed. It is biblical, empirical, and practical.
David Talcott
Associate Professor of Philosophy, The King’s College, New York

Praise from the past…

The stunningly comprehensive combination of scriptural research with sociological, anthropological, and psychological data is, I believe, unprecedented. . . . well argued and well worth arguing with.
Richard John Neuhaus

This is a thorough and impressive piece of work, a major contribution. . . . I am especially pleased with the attention paid in this work to the social structures of the New Testament world.
F. F. Bruce

This book is a welcome antidote to the barrage of propaganda from the equalitarian left that blurs the distinction between the sexes and denies the biblical teaching of hierarchy in the order of creation.
Donald G. Bloesch
Late Professor of Theology, Dubuque Theological Seminary

This is an irenic, helpful book, and of all the multitude of books on this subject it is easily the best.
Christianity Today

A scholarly, yet very readable and practical, presentation on an extremely important topic.
James C. Dobson

There is hardly an area more emotion-laden today, even among Christians, than that of the respective roles of men and women. Here is a daring and serious study that attempts to do justice to the biblical witness and to address its meaning for today. It is a study of overwhelming breadth. It will anger some, but it cannot be ignored or dismissed by anyone seriously concerned with the issue academically, personally, or pastorally.
George T. Montague
Professor Emeritus of Theology, St. Mary’s University
Former President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America

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