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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 2016

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.

Cover of Autumn 2016 Priscilla Papers

Autumn 2016

Volume: 30 | Number: 4

Nineteenth-Century Voices

This issue of Priscilla Papers assesses the contributions of a handful of nineteenth-century leaders, including Josephine Butler, Alexander Campbell, and Katherine Bushnell.


Editor's Reflections | Autumn 2016 (30.4)
By: Jeff Miller | October 31, 2016
This issue of Priscilla Papers assesses the contributions of a handful of nineteenth-century leaders. 

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A Tribute to Alvera Mickelsen
By: Mimi Haddad | October 31, 2016
On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Alvera Mickelsen was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus. Our beloved leader, mentor, mother, and friend died at the age of ninety-seven. 

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A Life of Study, Prayer, and Action
By: Asa James Swan | October 31, 2016
Since the beginning of the feminist movement over a century ago, historians have debated the role religion played in the lives of the great British women’s rights leaders. 

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Alexander Campbell and the Status of Women
By: Lesly F. Massey | October 31, 2016
Those in the Stone-Campbell Movement who, in contrast, supported increasing women’s rights in the nineteenth-century were able to do so by rejecting the traditional interpretation of relevant biblical texts.

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“Favored as We Are”: Early Protestant Missions, Cultural Imperialism, and the Liberating Power of the Bible
By: Hannah Nation | October 31, 2016
Ultimately, the work of American women in missions would teach women in the non-Western world that “they are not an inferior race of creatures; but stand upon a par with men.”  

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Book Review: A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism
By: Mimi Haddad | October 31, 2016
Through eight page-turning chapters, Kobes Du Mez introduces Bushnell within the context of American Protestantism where she rises to a “household word” (1).

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Book Review: Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women
By: Kevin Giles | October 31, 2016
I have read nothing quite like Elaine Storkey’s book, Scars Across Humanity. It tells the story of violence against women in today’s world. The book is very well researched and accessible; moreover, it is spine-chilling. 

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Book Review: Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood
By: Taylor James Murray | October 31, 2016
Nate Pyle is a pastor in Fishers, Indiana. His recent book, Man Enough, Pyle focuses on the often-ignored role of men and asks the question, “What makes a man?” 

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