Priscilla Papers, the journal of CBE International, serves as an academic instrument for furthering the mission of CBE, “to promote the biblical message that God calls women and men of all cultures, races, and classes to share authority equally in service and leadership in the home, church, and world.” Priscilla Papers publishes interdisciplinary, evangelical scholarship on topics related to a biblical view of gender equality and justice. Essential to an academic journal is a group of scholars who ably advise the editor. Priscilla Papers is pleased to have a fourteen-member Peer Review Team to serve this purpose. A brief summary of the three-level process follows:
1. Articles are first evaluated by the editor, Jeff Miller, to ensure they are high-quality and support the nature and mission of the journal.
2. Articles that meet with approval of the editor are then sent to a member of the Peer Review Team whose expertise encompasses the topic of the article. The reviewer has the responsibility of assessing an article’s quality as thoroughly researched and carefully argued. The reviewer accepts or rejects the article and gives advice for improvement when appropriate. It should be emphasized that our review process is confidential and double blind: the reviewer does not know who the author is and vice versa.
3. Articles that receive peer review approval are then improved on the basis of the reviewer’s advice (where appropriate) and sent to CBE president and Priscilla Papers publisher Mimi Haddad for final approval. Haddad holds a PhD in historical theology and teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. She further ensures that the articles are indeed suitable to the journal’s nature and mission.
4. In summary, each article is evaluated by three academic adjudicators: the editor, a peer reviewer, and the publisher.
5. The process outlined above concerns articles. Priscilla Papers also publishes book reviews and, occasionally, sermons. These publications are of a different nature and require approval from the editor and the publisher, not from a peer reviewer.
Peer Review Team
Brief descriptions of the credentials of the Peer Review Team and the editor are given below.
Joshua Barron holds an MDiv from Emmanuel Christian Seminary and is pursuing a PhD in World Christianity at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. He ministers with his wife, Ruth, in the Community Christian Churches of Kenya, as well as the Maasai Discipleship Training Institute and the Community Christian Bible Training Institute.
Lynn H. Cohick
Lynn H. Cohick holds a PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins from the University of Pennsylvania and is Provost/Dean and Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. Her publications include Women in the World of the Earliest Christians (Baker Academic 2009) and Christian Women in the Patristic World (with co-author Amy Brown Hughes, Baker Academic 2017), as well as several commentaries and a long list of essays and journal articles. Dr. Cohick holds membership in the North American Patristics Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Institute for Biblical Research.
Havilah Dharamraj is the Head of the Department of Biblical Studies at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore, India. Her academic degrees include an MS in biochemistry, an MA in Christianity, and a PhD from the University of Durham, UK. In addition to various academic articles, she is author of the books, Ruth: A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary (Langham 2019), Altogether Lovely: A Thematic and Intertextual Reading of the Song of Songs (Fortress 2018), and A Prophet Like Moses?: A Narrative-Theological Reading of the Elijah Stories (Paternoster 2011), as well as an editor of South Asia Bible Commentary: A One-Volume Commentary on the Whole Bible (Zondervan 2015). With a keen interest in storytelling, she promotes the use of the various Indian storytelling traditions for preaching and teaching.
Tim Foster is Vice Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, where he teaches in pastoral theology and New Testament. He holds degrees from Moore Theological College, the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology, Sydney, as well as a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tim has filled several pastoral roles and is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. His several publications include “1 Timothy 2:8–15 and Gender Wars at Ephesus,” which appeared in Priscilla Papers in the summer of 2016.
Nijay GuptaGupta teaches New Testament at Northern Seminary near Chicago, Illinois. He holds ThM and MDiv degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Durham, UK. Dr. Gupta is prolific as an author and editor, and he serves the guild of biblical studies in a variety of ways. In seminary, Gupta was a teaching assistant for the late Dr. Catherine Kroeger, a founder of CBE.
Susan Howell is Professor of Psychology at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Her degrees include an MEd and EdD from the University of Louisville. She has published articles in The Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, and Priscilla Papers. Dr. Howell is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
Jamin Hübner (ThD Systematic Theology) is a former Associate Professor of Christian Studies and currently serves as a faculty member of Western Dakota Tech, the University of the People, and a Research Fellow for the Center for Faith and Human Flourishing at LCC International University. He has published extensively on the intersection of gender and theology.
Loretta Hunnicutt is Professor of History at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She holds an MA from Pepperdine and a PhD from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. In addition to journal articles and encyclopedia contributions, she has published the book, The Life of Selina Campbell: A Fellow Soldier in the Cause of Restoration (University of Alabama 2001) and is finishing a book on women in the history of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.
Kyong-Jin Lee teaches Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in southern California. She holds an MTS from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD from Yale University. Her research interests center around the post-exilic writings of the Old Testament, together with their social, political, and theological contexts. In addition to various shorter publications, she has authored the book, The Authority and Authorization of Torah in the Persian Period (Peeters 2011). She is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, the European Association of Biblical Studies, the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Lee grew up in La Paz, Bolivia, in a missionary family.
Esau McCaulley teaches New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He holds an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a PhD in New Testament from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is ordained in the Anglican Church in North America and has ministered in Virginia, Japan, and Scotland. He has published the books, Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance (T&T Clark 2019) and Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope (IVP Academic 2020), as well as numerous articles, both academic and popular. Dr. McCaulley is co-founder of Call and Response Ministries, an organization dedicated equipping black Christian leaders and those who support them, and is director of Next Generation Leadership for the Anglican Church in North America, an initiative committed to raising up and training the next generation of Anglican clergy and lay leadership.
Adam Omelianchuk holds an MA in philosophy from Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in philosophy from the University of South Carolina. He has published articles in various journals, including Philosophia Christi, Priscilla Papers, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, and the Journal of Medical Ethics. He is active in several philosophical societies and has post-doctoral experience in healthcare ethics.
Charles Pitts teaches Old Testament at Houston Graduate School of Theology in Houston, Texas. He earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds membership in the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion. Dr. Pitts is active in local church ministry and with the organization, United against Human Trafficking.
Marion Taylor is Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada, and is president emerita of the Canadian-American Theological Association. Her PhD is from Yale University. Among other publications, Dr. Taylor is editor of Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters (Baker Academic 2012), co-author of Women of War, Women of Woe: Joshua and Judges through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters (Eerdmans 2016) and Women in the Story of Jesus: The Gospels through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters (Eerdmans, 2016), and author of The Story of God Commentary: Ruth and Esther (Zondervan, 2020).
Karen Strand Winslow
Karen Strand Winslowteaches biblical studies at Azusa Pacific Seminary (APU) in southern California. She holds a master’s degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the chair of the Biblical and Theological Studies department and directs the MATS program at the seminary. She authored and edited numerous publications, in Priscilla Papers and elsewhere, including commentaries on 1-2 Kings, Isaiah, and Esther. In addition to extensive experience in the field of biblical studies, her academic interests include Judaism, sociology of religion, and women in religion. Dr. Winslow is active in the Society of Biblical Literature and is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church.