Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Jeffrey Oschwald

Scripture References in this Resource

Proverbs 31:10–31; Luke 8:1–3; Luke 21:1–4; John 12:1–8; Acts 9:36–42


This thesis traces a biblical theology of feminine generosity. The capable wife of Prov. 31:10–31 sets an Old Testament paradigm, which is inhabited and enlarged by women in the New Testament. The thesis considers the women who supported Jesus’ ministry (Luke 8:1–3); the widow and her mites (Luke 21:1–4); Mary’s anointing of Jesus (John 12:1–8); and Tabitha caring for the widows (Acts 9:36–42). Throughout these profiles, a picture emerges of women who make essential contributions to the mission and work of Christ as agents of generosity that is derivative, expressive, contextual, intemperate, and Christocentric, always flowing from and returning to Christ.

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