Category: The “Difficult” Passages

Man and woman as the image and glory of God (1 Corinthians 11:7)

In centuries past, commentators have understood 1 Corinthians 11:7 as expressing the superiority of men over women in regards to their social standing, in regards to their ministry, and even in regards to their standing before God. Yet this is not what is meant by “man … is the image and glory of God but woman is the glory of man.” Here is a different interpretation that takes culture into account.

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