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Priscilla Papers Peer Review

Priscilla Papers is the academic journal of CBE International. The journal serves as an academic instrument for furthering the mission of CBE, “to promote biblical justice and community by educating Christians that the Bible calls women and men 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 ten-member Peer Review Team which serves this purpose. A brief summary of the three-level process follows:

1. Articles are first evaluated by the editor, Jeff Miller, to ensure that they are high-quality and support the nature and mission of the journal. Miller holds a PhD in biblical interpretation.

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, carefully argued, and well written. 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.

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 several publications include Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life (Baker Academic 2009), commentaries on Ephesians (Cascade 2010), Philippians (Zondervan 2013), and Romans (Abingdon 2011), the widely-used textbook The New Testament in Antiquity (with co-author Gary Burge, Zondervan 2010), and Christian Women in the Patristic World (with co-author Amy Brown Hughes, Baker Academic 2017). She has published approximately forty essays and 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 Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at 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, 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). Dr. Dharamraj serves on the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version of the Bible.

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 Doctor of Ministry 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.

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 is a graduate of Dordt College and Reformed Theological Seminary and holds a ThD from the University of South Africa. He teaches at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, South Dakota. He is author of A Case for Female Deacons (Wipf and Stock 2015) and academic articles in journals such as The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, The Journal of Greco-Roman Judaism and Christianity, and Priscilla Papers. Dr. Hübner is an active member of several academic societies and is on the executive board of The Canadian-American Theological Association.

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.

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 the journals Philosophia Christi, Priscilla Papers, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, and the Journal of Medical Ethics. He is active in several philosophical societies and is a peer reviewer for The Journal of Analytic Theology.

Charles Pitts teaches Old Testament at Houston Graduate School of Theology in Houston, Texas. He has earned the Master of Divinity 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 also with the organization, United Against Human Trafficking.

Marion Taylor is Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada, and currently serves as president of the Canadian-American Theological Association. She holds four master’s degrees, as well as a PhD from Yale University. Among other publications, Dr. Taylor is editor of Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters (Baker Academic 2012) and co-author of Women of War, Women of Woe: Joshua and Judges through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters (Eerdmans 2016).

Karen Strand Winslow teaches biblical studies at Azusa Pacific University in southern California. She holds a master’s degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Washington. She has authored and edited numerous publications. In addition to extensive experience in the field of biblical studies, her academic interests also include early Jewish Christianity, 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.


Jeff Miller is editor of Priscilla Papers. He holds a Master of Divinity and has earned a PhD offered jointly by the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, both in Denver, Colorado. Since 1999 he has taught biblical studies at Milligan College in eastern Tennessee. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has published articles in The Bible Translator, Leaven, Restoration Quarterly, Stone-Campbell Journal, and Priscilla Papers (before becoming editor).