Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 12

The Historical Research of Dr. Sandra Glahn

Wall Fragment with Two Women; Unknown; A.D. 1–75; Fresco

By Wendy Wilson, Missio Nexus, Mission Advisor for Development of Women

This article is part of the series Pursuing Partnership: Men and Women in Ministry.

Biblical Womanhood, Part 2: What is a Woman?

A note from Wendy Wilson, MissioNexus, Mission Advisor for Development of Women:

This week we continue the discussion of what the Scripture does tell us about what it means to be a woman. She is an Image-bearer of God. This much is clear. In what ways is she then complete or incomplete? Let’s consider more . . .

The link to the blog article is below . . .but here is an excerpt from “Biblical Womanhood, Part 2: What is a Woman?”:

“Woman is indeed an image bearer, completely in and of herself. But that does not mean she expresses the full range of image-bearing. Our humanity is a good parallel example. Are women human? Fully and completely in and of themselves? Absolutely. But do they bear the full range of humanity? No. We need man and woman together to demonstrate the full range of humanity. Nevertheless, women are fully human without the presence of men. In the same way, women fully bear the image of God. They don’t need the presence of men in order to bear that image. Yet the full range of image-bearing requires men and women together.” 

Read the whole article – Biblical Womanhood, Part 2: What is a Woman?


Dr. Sandra Glahn is Professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary. She is an author, co-author, or general editor of more than twenty books including Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible. Learn more about her at her website: aspire2.com.

This article is submitted by Wendy Wilson of Missio Nexus and of Women’s Development Track.  Women’s Development Track is a Missio Nexus member.  Member organizations can provide content to the Missio Nexus website. See how by clicking here.

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