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Issue

Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2010

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.

Forging an Evangelical Egalitarian Identity

Spring 2010

Volume: 24 | Number: 2

Forging an Evangelical Egalitarian Identity

This issue of Priscilla Papers focuses on redefining women’s identity through the lens of equality.

Contents

Editor's Reflections | Spring 2010 (24.2)
By: William David Spencer | April 30, 2010
One’s identity and self-definition are dependent to a great degree on well-placed trust. That societal, familial, political, or religious forces that define us are not always trustworthy is the catastrophic reality that can lead to tragic effects. Some of these are subtle. Some of them are blatant. Some of them are even violent.

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Does God Have Gender?
By: Aída Besançon Spencer | April 30, 2010
When it comes to God’s gender, we can find a variety of perspectives. For some, God is male or masculine, and this view then seems to affect the self-understanding of males and females. For others, God may be viewed as female or feminine, and this view seems then to affect the self-understanding of [...]

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Gender Differences
By: Susan Harris Howell | April 30, 2010
We hear much these days about differences between males and females. Television advertisements encourage us to purchase different vitamins for our sons and daughters based on their claims that females need skin care assistance while males need help building muscle. Manufacturers of adult undergarments assure us men and women have different undergarment needs, pointing to [...]

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Incarcerated Women
By: Margaret English de Alminana | April 30, 2010
During the past several years, I worked as senior chaplain of women at one of the nation’s largest jails in Orlando, Florida. My experiences have left me with many conflicts and questions that I am still sorting out about women, our world, and the role of faith in it.

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Sociocultural Influences on Body Image and Depression in Adolescent Girls
By: Kara L. Kerr | April 30, 2010
Many adolescent girls face psychological struggles. For example, eating disorders disproportionately affect adolescent girls compared to the rest of the population. Approximately 40 percent of anorexia nervosa cases occur in females ages fifteen to nineteen.1 The prevalence of this disorder is of special concern given that the mortality rate for anorexia nervosa is more than [...]

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Will Boys Be Boys and Girls Be Girls?
By: David M. Csinos | April 30, 2010
Human beings begin to develop gender identities very early in life as they pick up on cues and clues given off from the sociocultural contexts in which they find themselves. 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 [...]

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Today I Am a Rebel
By: Jennifer Reynolds | April 30, 2010
Today, I am a rebel. I forget about the laundry and dishes. I turn all my phones to silent And write.  

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Book Review: Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Jean Lane Dimock
By: Jean Lane Dimock | April 30, 2010
 In Beyond Abuse, readers who know of or who endeavor to care for those who experience domestic violence receive essential information as well as deeper insight into family abuse and what our more effective, healing response should be for both victims and perpetrators. The authors exhort the Christian reader to gain knowledge, and they provide [...]

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