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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2013

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.

Applying the Redeeming Quality of Egalitarian Logic to the Fallen Logic of Hierarchy

Spring 2013

Volume: 27 | Number: 2

Applying the Redeeming Quality of Egalitarian Logic to the Fallen Logic of Hierarchy

This issue of Priscilla Papers is dedicated to applying the redeeming quality of others-oriented egalitarian logic to correcting the fallen logic of oppressing others that too often has permeated the church
 

Contents

Editor's Reflections | Spring 2013 (27.2)
By: William David Spencer | April 30, 2013
By the time he wrote the letter we call 1 Corinthians, Paul was obviously becoming exasperated with the saints at Corinth. After his ever cordial and didactic greetings—reminding them that their calling and sanctification in the Lord is not unique to them, but it is a privilege that they share with other Christians everywhere (1 Cor 1:2)— [...]

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Assessing Hierarchist Logic: Is Egalitarianism Really on a Slippery Slope?
By: David C. Cramer | April 30, 2013
Within the hierarchical camp, there exists a vocal and influential minority of strongly hierarchist scholars who argue that a commitment to egalitarianism does indeed undermine one’s evangelical commitment. But, since many of us either are or at least know strongly committed egalitarian evangelicals, this argument seems strange.

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Social Science Studies Cannot Define Gender Differences
By: Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen | April 30, 2013
As unwitting children of the Enlightenment, we seem to have a Tower of Babel–like craving for absolute certainty. And so both sides in the debate recruit biologists and social scientists as latter-day natural theologians who are supposed to help close the theological gaps by telling us, from a “scientific” perspective, what gender complementarity “really [...]

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Calvin, Nature, and Women
By: Sam Arts | April 30, 2013
When we say, “We are persuaded from Scripture that masculinity and femininity are rooted in who we are by nature,”1 what do we mean by “nature”? How do we relate our view of nature to our understanding of the role of women? In this article, I will examine how John Calvin, to whom contemporary [...]

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The Cradle of Life
By: Jane Beal | April 30, 2013
I am made differently from you. I have something inside of me  

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Book Review: Dismantling the Dualisms for American Pentecostal Women in Ministry: A Feminist-Pneumatological Approach
By: Woodrow E. Walton | April 30, 2013
Lisa Stephenson relates the purpose of her book in her concluding chapter rather than in her introduction. Her purpose is to address the theological tenets "that have sustained and justified the subjugation of women in ministry within Pentecostalism ..." (191). She writes as a Pentecostal (Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee) to Pentecostals and relies heavily upon Pentecostal [...]

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