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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 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.

Cover the Spring 2020 Volume 34 Issue 2

Spring 2020

Volume: 34 | Number: 2

Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism

Disciplines represented in this issue include archaeology, art history, church history, ecclesiology, genre studies, hermeneutics, homiletics, iconography, literary criticism, New and Old Testament exegesis, and theology.


Editor's Reflection: Spring 2020
By: Jeff Miller | April 30, 2020
Priscilla Papers is created by and for people with a broad range of gifts, professions, callings, and interests. Together, we are advancing evangelical gender egalitarianism.

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Exploring the Garden of Feminine Motifs in Songs of Songs
By: Timothy Paul Erdel | April 30, 2020
Erdel proposes a dramatically different way of understanding the typological divine-human relationship in Song of Songs: The female beloved is a type of God, and the male lover is the type of unfaithful Israel.

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Mary and Martha: Celebrating the Gifts of Others
By: Janet Galante, Molly Kate Hance | April 30, 2020
This sermon on Mary and Martha in Luke 10 argues that the problem is neither Martha’s housework nor Mary’s sitting at the feet of Jesus. The problem is judgment, which should be replaced with celebration of the gifts of others, even when those gifts differ from our own.

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Women Leaders at the Table in Early Churches
By: Ally Kateusz | April 30, 2020
The tradition of women raising the eucharistic cup is witnessed from the late 100s to the mid-500s, including evidence from the three oldest surviving iconographic artifacts that depict early Christians in real churches.

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Women Priests and the Image of God
By: Karen Strand Winslow | April 30, 2020
C. S. Lewis argued against women as priests in his 1948 essay, “Priestesses in the Church?” His reasoning was that a female priest could not adequately represent a male God. Winslow examines this reasoning and finds it lacking.

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