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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 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)

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.

30th Anniversary Issue

Autumn 2017

Volume: 31 | Number: 4

30th Anniversary Issue

Priscilla Papers is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a compilation of some of the best articles we’ve published over the last three decades. Along with these, find a few new book reviews.

Contents

Editor's Reflections | Autumn 2017 (31.4)
By: Jeff Miller | October 20, 2017
2017 is CBE International’s thirtieth anniversary and is being celebrated as a “Year of Jubilee.” This expanded issue of Priscilla Papers functions as part of this Jubilee celebration. 

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When Will We Be
By: Kari Torjesen Malcolm | October 20, 2017
As women, many of us have found out how wonderful it is to be loved by our families. But then we venture out beyond the shelter of our home and loved ones and go to the edge of the woods--into the male world--and we discover that we are not taken seriously.

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The Cultural Context of Ephesians 5:18–6:9
By: Gordon D. Fee | October 20, 2017
Is there a divinely ordained hierarchy in the life of the church and home that is based on gender alone?

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The Biblical Teaching on Women: Correcting Caricatures
By: Walter C. Kaiser, JR. | October 20, 2017
If we all approach the text of Scripture, each having his or her own framework of understanding (even when we share a view of the Bible that it is inerrant and true in all it affirms and teaches), is there any hope that we can ever reach a “correct” or “objectively valid” interpretation, especially [...]

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Will Boys Be Boys and Girls Be Girls?
By: David M. Csinos | October 20, 2017
As people and institutions demonstrate socially appropriate ways of being male or female, children become apprentices and learn what it means to be a boy or girl in their culture.

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Biblical Interpretation and the Epistle to the Ephesians
By: Lisa Baumert | October 20, 2017
Where and how we start in our interpretation of Scripture determines where we will end up. When seeking to understand the relevance of the Bible’s teaching for our lives, interpretive starting points are particularly significant. The method by which we read and derive meaning from Scripture is the fundamental determinant of the nature of [...]

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Excerpts from The Feminist Bogeywoman
By: Rebecca Merrill Groothuis | October 20, 2017
Excerpts from the booklet, The Feminist Bogeywoman, written by Rebecca Merrill Groothuis and published in 1995 by Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group. It is used here by permission. 

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Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry
By: Mandy Smith | October 31, 2017
Tara Beth Leach’s book, Emboldened, takes me to the same place, where there is room for women’s burdens and for an imagination of what could be possible if we really did this thing we are called to do. With unapologetically maternal warmth and authority, Tara Beth sits with readers like a big [...]

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Gender Roles and the People of God
By: Dorothy Greco | October 31, 2017
Theologian and author Alice Mathews recently said in a Christianity Today interview with Hannah Anderson, “Satan knows that if he can keep women out of service, in the church and in the world, he will have won an enormous victory.” Mathews’s most recent book, Gender Roles and the People of God, [...]

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Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity
By: Molly Kate Brannock | October 31, 2017
The four-volume Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity (DDL) provides a well-rounded overview of life not only across time periods but also across the several cultures of the biblical world. 

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