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We need more women in biblical studies

Carmen Imes posted a telling photo on her personal blog recently. An Old Testament professor and author of a newly-contracted book with IVP Academic, she posted a photo of her personal library.

With a twist. 

All of the books authored by women she left spine out. All the books authored by men she turned edge out.

A picture is really worth a thousand words. 

More than 90% of the books in this woman’s library were written by men.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with books written by men. It’s not the presence of these books that’s the problem, it’s the absence of other voices. 

That’s why I believe in advocating for and advancing the voices of women in the realm of academic publishing.

You can read Carmen’s blog post here.

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