Carmen Joy Imes and the Disruptive Power of the Old Testament
Passion and proficiency subvert the minimizing of female scholars.
Growing up, Carmen Joy Imes had no idea she’d one day be in an academic setting, lecturing on Old Testament to rooms full of men. Raised in an environment that was skeptical of women teachers, Imes deviated from expectations when she embraced her roles in both the home and classroom.
Carmen Imes’s mastery of the Old Testament more than justifies this incidental rebellion. Her love for the subject is evident, and her familiarity with it is undeniable. While her presence may make some uncomfortable, her unapologetic passion combined with her emphasis on the Old Testament’s place in Christian theology deeply influence her students and their scholarship.
The Disrupters: Change What Is is produced by CT Creative Studio in partnership with InterVarsity Press.
Posted February 24, 2020