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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 2017

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)

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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.

Trinity Debates and More

Summer 2017

Volume: 31 | Number: 3

Trinity Debates and More

Headlining this issue are papers by Kevin Giles and Millard Erickson, from a panel on the Trinity at the Evangelical Theological Society, where they debated Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem. They contest Ware and Grudem’s position that the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father. You’ll find a student paper competition winner from our 2016 South Africa conference. Other topics include marriage and a review of the new Christian Standard Bible.


Editor's Reflections | Summer 2017 (31.3)
By: Jeff Miller | July 31, 2017
The cover photo shows an icon in which a group of church leaders display a rather large banner containing the opening lines of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed of AD 381. Kevin Giles explains the Trinitarian Christology of this creed in the first article of this issue of Priscilla Papers. 

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The Nicene and Reformed Doctrine of the Trinity
By: Kevin Giles | July 31, 2017
There can be no denying that we have starkly opposing doctrines of the Trinity. Dr. Grudem and Dr. Ware argue on the basis of creaturely analogies for a hierarchically ordered Trinity where the Father rules over the Son, claiming this is historical orthodoxy and what the church has believed since AD 325. I argue just the [...]

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Language, Logic, and Trinity: A Critical Examination of the Eternal Subordinationist View of the Trinity
By: Millard J. Erickson | July 31, 2017
For the past two decades, evangelical theologians have debated over one specific aspect of the relationship between members of the Trinity. One group insists that the Father is eternally the supreme member of the Trinity, necessarily and always possessing authority over the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are thus subordinate to him. The other [...]

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Marriage: Patriarchal, Sacramental, or Covenantal?
By: Cristina S. Richie | July 31, 2017
Many modern Western marriage rituals—from engagement, to the wedding ceremony, to post-union practices such as female surname change—are clearly patriarchal.  

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The Significance of Worldview in Thwarting Spiritual Formation, with Special Reference to Gender-based Violence in South Africa and Beyond
By: Rosemary J. Hack | July 31, 2017
This article addresses habitual abusive behavior perpetrated by professing Christian men (and sometimes women1) against women. 

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Book Review: Christian Standard Bible
By: Jeff Miller | July 31, 2017
The CSB makes some improvements over its ancestor, the HCSB (and over the English Standard Version as well), in its translation of gender language.

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