Women in the Bible by Jaime Clark-Soles

by Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Must Reads, Episode 10, with the Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, featuring her book “Women in the Bible.”

Welcome to episode 10 of Must Reads with the Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Professor of New Testament, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Perkins School of Theology | SMU.
In her book Women in the Bible: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church, Dr. Clark-Soles employs a multipronged approach to explore how women are presented in Scripture. The underlying feature of the book is hope and the flourishing of all creation. Dr. Clark-Soles aspires to help people of all genders to live God's vision of better, more just, and abundant lives. 

Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles received her B.A. from Stetson University where she focused on both Philosophy and Russian Studies. She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and her Ph.D. in New Testament from Yale University. Her particular areas of expertise and publication include:

  • The Johannine Literature (the Gospel of John; 1, 2, and 3 John; and Revelation)
  • Evil, Suffering, Death, and Afterlife
  • Disability Studies and the Bible
  • Women in the Bible
  • Immersion trips to Israel and Palestine

She is the author of numerous books and essays. Her books include Reading John for Dear Life: A Spiritual Walk with the Fourth Gospel (Westminster John Knox [WJK], 2016), Engaging the Word: The New Testament and the Christian Believer (WJK, 2010); Death and the Afterlife in the New Testament (T&T Clark, 2006); and Scripture Cannot Be Broken: The Social Function of the Use of Scripture in the Fourth Gospel (Brill, 2003).

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