Re: More on the Image of God

Peter Vibert (
Wed, 18 Mar 1998 14:36:26 -0500

John Neal wrote:
>so Christ is the source of the man and not the woman?

1 Cor 11:3 reads (NIV)
"...the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and
the head of Christ is God".

If the metaphorical use of "head" here means "source", esp. "source of
life", then Paul says Christ was/is the source of the (prob. _new_) life of
man, (as) man was the source of woman (Gen 2:21-23), and God was the source
of (the Incarnate) Christ...

The source of woman's (new) life is not discussed; conclusions from silence
must be tentative and tested elsewhere.