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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 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.

The cover of this Priscilla Paers features a female Anglican priest.

Winter 2010

Volume: 24 | Number: 1

The Case for the Full Ordaining of Women in the Anglican Communion

This issue of Priscilla Papers, which is focused on the church, pays special attention to the expansion of the worldwide Anglican Communion.


Editor's Reflections | Winter 2010 (24.1)
By: William David Spencer | April 30, 2010
The church has not only the right, but the duty, to be the church of Jesus Christ. . . . The job of the priest isn’t to give you the answers to all of your questions for all of your life. But the priest is there to help you frame the questions and to point you toward [...]

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House Churches
By: Kevin Giles | April 30, 2010
It is agreed by virtually all New Testament scholars today that, for at least two hundred years, most Christians met in private homes. The local church, the congregation to which the early Christians belonged, was a gathering in a home.

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The Gate
By: Linda Guderian | April 30, 2010
I stand at the gate. I look back at what was.  

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Incarnation, Trinity, and the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood
By: John Jefferson Davis | April 30, 2010
In my earlier article1 on 1 Timothy 2:12 and the ordination of women, I argued that Paul’s contextual and church-specific reading and application of the creation texts indicates that the limitations on women’s teaching roles in the church are circumstantial rather than universal prohibitions. Now, I wish to address arguments [...]

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C.S. Lewis on Gender
By: Ann Loades | April 30, 2010
Cautious though one must be in thinking that one can entirely understand someone in terms of their circumstances, C. S. Lewis (CSL) virtually invites us to pay attention to his by the publication of his Surprised by Joy (1955). This text, which we can now read as a classic of “textual male intimacy” in [...]

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In the Name of Jesus
By: Joel Scandrett | April 30, 2010
Not long after I was confirmed as an Anglican, my then rector uttered words that have proven, and may yet prove, to be prophetic. He said, “The Anglican Communion is going to split: first, over the issue of homosexuality and, second, over the issue of women in ministry.” While the first of his predictions has [...]

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Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
By: Cynthia Long Westfall | January 31, 2010
Both scholars and laypeople will appreciate the way that Bailey brings biblical episodes to life and provides new focuses and perspectives in the stories. In a way, his description of parables as extended metaphors reflects the contribution of his entire book. Bailey has effectively permitted us to take up residence in a Middle Eastern house [...]

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