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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 2020

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.

Priscilla Papers Winter 2020 Volume 34 Number 1

Winter 2020

Volume: 34 | Number: 1

Student Scholarship

This issue of Priscilla Papers features student scholarship. It includes, but is not limited to, essays from recent CBE competitions. 


Editor's Reflection: Winter 2020 (34.1)
By: Jeff Miller | January 31, 2020
Priscilla Papers will recall John MacArthur’s October 2019 “go home” comment directed against Beth Moore. The responses abound—online, from the pulpit, and elsewhere.

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The Case of Virgin Rape: Deuteronomy 22
By: Jessica Stefick | January 31, 2020
Having evaluated the literary and cultural context of Deut 22:28–29, it is clear that its primary sociological and theological intentions reflect three prominent patriarchal themes.

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“Precious Food of True Life”: Christ Our Mother, Female Embodiment, and the Eucharist in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love
By: Eliza Stiles | January 31, 2020
Julian of Norwich, in her Revelations of Divine Love, recounts and meditates on her revelations of Christ dying and the significance of his body and blood in his work of salvation and continued work of sustaining us.

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A New Family: Jesus and the Coming of the Kingdom of God  Reorient the Role of Women in God’s Mission
By: Joshua Little | December 31, 2019
This article will consider how the coming of the kingdom of God provides “an alternative ordering of society” regarding women in community and leadership

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“Let Your Yes Be Yes”: Progressing Toward Female Ordination in the Mar Thoma Church
By: Pushpa Samuel | January 31, 2020
The lack of women’s ordination in the Mar Thoma Church cannot be viewed as an isolated issue but must be seen within the greater religious and cultural context of India.

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What Katharine Bushnell Still Has to Teach Us Today
By: Julie Walsh | January 31, 2020
Catherine Kroeger, the founding president of CBE, stated, “although women had made forays into the field of biblical interpretation, it was to be Katharine Bushnell who would bring out the heavy artillery.”

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