Paul the Misogynist

There were a couple of interesting points I wanted to raise regarding the passage I preached on on Friday (1 Corinthians 15:1-10). Paul seems to place a huge emphasis, not on the death of Jesus on the cross, but rather the appearance of Christ to people following the resurrection. To Paul this seems to be a much more important part of his gospel proclamation. However, Paul’s gospel doesn’t necessarily correspond very well to the gospels in regards to who Jesus appeared to after he was raised. All four of the gospel accounts have Jesus appearing to women, who as we know, were not considered adequate witnesses in that time. So, when Paul neglects to mention the appearances of Jesus to women, is he doing this as a matter of credibility of the gospel that he proclaiming, or is it because Paul is a misogynist? Paul does seem to show disdain towards women at several points in his literature, commanding them to submit to their husbands and not allowing them to teach in church at other junctions. So was Paul a misogynist? I do not have an answer at this point, but it is something that will be in the back of my mind every time I read some of his work.

Any thoughts?

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