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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2008

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.

Historic Arminian Women Leaders

Spring 2008

Volume: 22 | Number: 2

Historic Arminian Women Leaders

You may very well come away from this issue counseling yourself, “Look, the lives of these people were as tough, or even tougher, than mine, but they persevered and did something significant for Christ. I think, with God’s empower­ment, I can do that too.”

Contents

Editor's Reflections | Spring 2008 (22.2)
By: William David Spencer | April 30, 2008
What price do women pay in following God’s call to ordained ministry? For Lou­ise Woosley in 1889, her ordination in Nolin Presbytery cost her the support of her father, her colleagues, and many in the larger Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee, of which the presby­tery was a part.

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Jessie Penn-Lewis’s Cross Theology
By: Mimi Haddad | April 30, 2008
Considered the most influential woman affiliated with the Welsh Revivals (1904–05) and earlier the Keswick Conventions (1875–1910), Jessie Penn-Lewis (1861–1927) distinguished herself as a writer, speaker, and advocate of women’s public ministry. A cru­cicentrist of the highest order, Penn-Lewis’s egalitarian theol­ogy grew out of her understanding of Christ’s completed work on [...]

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Biblical Equality and the Spirituality of Early Methodist Women
By: Paul W. Chilcote | April 30, 2008
O, blessed fountain of love! Fill my heart more with [Thy] Divine principle. Sink me lower in the depths of humility, and let me sit at the feet of Jesus, and learn of Him. Enlarge my soul, that I may better contemplate Thy glory. And may I prove myself Thy child, by bearing a resemblance [...]

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The Role of Women in the Early Adventist Movement
By: David A. Dean | April 30, 2008
Women played an important and often overlooked role in the de­velopment of the Adventist movement in the nineteenth century United States. As a reform movement that set aside established traditions and looked afresh at Scripture, early Adventism found and espoused biblical support for women in ministry. Eventually, debates about women preachers ensued, foreshadowing contem­ [...]

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E. Stanley Jones Had a Wife
By: Kathryn Reese Hendershot | April 30, 2008
The recently released book of the same title (Scarecrow Press, 2007) is essentially the first biographical study of the extraordi­nary yet largely unheralded life of Mabel Lossing Jones, wife of the famed evangelist E. Stanley Jones. Mabel was an American pi­oneer in mission, education, and evangelism in the early to mid- 1900s, primarily in [...]

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Serving Hands
By: Cherry R. Gorton | April 30, 2008
His hands resting on his bended knee Remember Pounding the gavel that justice be done Throwing the ball to a little one Clasping others when deals are done Wrenching machinery to make it work Shaking the hand of a friend

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Book Review: Nicola Hoggard Creegan and Christine D. Pohl's Living on the Boundaries
By: Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen | April 30, 2008
Nicola Creegan and Christine Pohl—a theologian and theological ethicist respectively, and both professors at evangelical institutions—belong to roughly the same cohort of academic women: they pursued seminary then doctoral training in the 1980s, encouraged by the success of the third wave of feminism and its (albeit fainter) reverberations in the evangelical subculture.  [...]

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Book Review: David Bailey's Speaking the Truth in Love
By: William David Spencer | May 1, 2008
"Roger and Annette Nicole . . . form a partnership to which anyone might point to illustrate the egalitarianism of men and women together that Roger so implacably defends" (ix), writes J. I. Packer in his introduction to Dr. David Bailey's delightful biography of CBE cofounder and evangelical statesperson Roger Nicole.

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