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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 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 of Priscilla Papers Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Volume: 34 | Number: 3

Conference Papers

All of the articles in this issue were presented at conferences, including CBE’s 2019 annual conference, “Created to Thrive,” and the 2019 annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.


Editor's Reflection: Summer 2020
By: Jeff Miller | July 31, 2020
All of the articles in this issue were presented at conferences, and it also includes two book reviews.

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Christian and Islamic Feminists in Dialogue
By: Mimi Haddad | July 31, 2020
This article considers strategies shared by Islamic and Christian feminists in exposing and upending biased historical and exegetical methodologies that further attitudes, laws, and social practices that marginalize and oppress women.

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Raising Up Allies: A Standardized Pathway for Developing  Men into Allies to Women
By: Rob Dixon | July 31, 2020
This article will lay out a standardized pathway that men can take on their journey to becoming an ally.

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Engaging Women with a Suffering Sophia: Prospects and  Pitfalls for Evangelicals
By: Cristina S. Richie | July 31, 2020
Naming God as “Sophia” critically aligns the Divine with a specifically female concept, while also expanding the theological understanding of the character and attributes of God-Sophia.

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Yin-Yang and the Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: An Evangelical Egalitarian East-West Dialogue on Gender and Race
By: Amos Yong | July 31, 2020
Is there a way forward beyond the dominant complementarian discourse at this nexus where a predominantly white North American evangelical Christianity has met racial and ethnic others, especially East Asians in the contemporary milieu?

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The Gospel According to Eve: A History of Women’s Interpretation
By: Allison Quient | July 31, 2020
The Gospel According to Eve is a valuable resource for any egalitarian to have in their library. I also recommend it as assigned reading as part of a larger treatment or course on the history of interpretation.

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Men and Women in Christ: Fresh Light from the Biblical Texts
By: Laura Spicer Martin | July 31, 2020
Andrew Bartlett’s Men and Women in Christ is a tremendously helpful contribution to the debate that rages in evangelicalism over the “roles” of women.

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