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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2014

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal exploring Bible interpretation, theology, church history, and other disciplines as they address a biblical view of women’s equality and justice in the home, church, and world.

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord." (Acts 18:26)

Academic Journals

The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.

Egalitarian Perspectives on Historical Figures

Spring 2014

Volume: 28 | Number: 2

Egalitarian Perspectives on Historical Figures

This issue of Priscilla Papers examines individuals who have influenced our lives in ways seen and unseen.

Contents

Editor's Reflections | Spring 2014 (28.2)
By: William David Spencer | April 29, 2014
Is it difficult to take Priscilla Papers to the beach? Not exactly light summer reading? Maybe not, but this issue introduces you to an interesting collection of individuals, any of whose stories would make some novels pale in comparison. Each in her or his own way, some intentionally, and some not, has made [...]

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They Had Followed Him from Galilee: The Female Disciples
By: Angela Ravin-Anderson | April 29, 2014
Because Jesus provided no explicit teaching with regard to the roles of women in ministry, his position on the topic can best be ascertained by observing his actions and listening to his words as he interacts with the women in his world.

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St. Veronica
By: Andrea Lorenzo Molinari | April 29, 2014
When I was a child, the Stations of the Cross were a big part of my experiences of Holy Week at my home parish. I am a very visual person, so I remember well the stations that were on display. They were carved from a light-colored wood and rendered in a very realistic and striking [...]

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Louisa Woosley
By: Tim Lee | April 26, 2014
Louisa Woosley was the first Presbyterian woman to be ordained. Woosley’s life coincided with a time of increasing participation by female leadership in the Cumberland Presbyterian (CP) Church, the denomination to which she belonged.1 During the late 1800s, women in CP churches were serving as teachers and officers in the Sunday schools and [...]

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Selfishness One Degree Removed
By: Kristin Kobes Du Mez | April 29, 2014
M. Madeline Southard (1877–1967) is known among Methodists today for her pioneering work for ecclesiastical rights for women, particularly for the pivotal role she played in the 1920s in opening up ordination to women in the Methodist Church.1 Among religious historians, she is known for founding the International Association of Women Ministers (IAWM) in 1919, an [...]

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Duke Ellington and Biblical Equality
By: Douglas Groothuis | April 29, 2014
Instead of giving yet another argument, let us consider the matter of strategy. I am both a jazz lover and evangelical egalitarian. As I was preparing a talk to the Denver chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality, it came to me that the approach to race taken by composer, big-band leader, and pianist Edward Kennedy “ [...]

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My Hands and my Head as Well
By: Deborah J. Shore | April 29, 2014
Forefoot, arch, then ball are held steamy in the moist cloth,  held with both hands by a woman in Oregon caring for a homeless man,  now shaved and fed.

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Book Review: The New Perspective on Mary and Martha
By: Judith A. Diehl | April 30, 2014
Mary Stromer Hanson’s recent publication is written for pastors, teachers, church leaders, and interested laypeople. It is particularly enlightening for Christian women and proves to be a valuable teaching tool as well as a call to ministry for women. As a teaching tool, Hanson’s book demonstrates that we must learn to use good [...]

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