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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 2019

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.

The New Testament and Church History

Summer 2019

Volume: 33 | Number: 3

The New Testament and Church History

In this issue, authors discuss Maria Woodworth Etter, parallells between the well-know story of John 7:53-8:11 and abuse of women across the centuries, and healthier approaches to evangelical biblical interpretation.
 

Contents

Editor's Reflection: Summer 2019
By: Jeff Miller | July 31, 2019
Please know that each issue of Priscilla Papers is a team effort. In addition to CBE staff both female and male, our team of peer reviewers consists of six women and five men. Women influence every item we publish.

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Maria Beulah Woodworth Etter, the Trance Evangelist
By: Meredith Fraser | July 31, 2019
Maria Woodworth Etter, known both as the Trance Evangelist and the Mother of the Pentecostal movement, lived and preached in an era when women were required to be silent in church and submit to their husbands.

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The Abusive Religious Leaders of John 8: How a Misnamed Story Can Help Religious Institutions Deal with Sexual Assault
By: Amy Smith Carman | July 31, 2019
Rather than focusing on a woman and her sin, the focus in this story is on a group of sinful, male, religious leaders who use their privilege to try to kill a woman to solidify their power.

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Man as the Image and Glory of God, and Woman as the Glory of Man: Perspicuity or Ambiguity?
By: Lucy Peppiatt | July 31, 2019
1 Cor 11:2–16 touches on questions of creation and the nature of God and has been influential not only in the role of men and women in worship, but more fundamentally in the relations of man and woman to one another and to God.

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By: Kirsten Guidero | July 31, 2019
Many evangelicals do not know how to read the very texts they claim establish their distinctive identity. Far from viewing the biblical texts too reverently typical evangelical approaches fail to respect the text enough.

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Phoebe: A Story
By: Michaela Miller | July 31, 2019
Paula Gooder presents an imaginative telling of the life and ministry of Phoebe. She states that her purpose in writing this story is not simply to provide an entertaining novel, but also to inform readers of the reality behind the NT text.

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What the Bible Actually Teaches on Women
By: Aída Besançon Spencer | July 31, 2019
Giles, a longtime egalitarian, establishes what the Bible actually teaches by critiquing biblical arguments for the permanent subordination of women; in other words, Giles critiques complementarian theology and methodology.

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