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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 2006

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 2006

Winter 2006

Volume: 20 | Number: 1

Women, Men, and Complementarity

What unites and distinguishes women and men as human beings, the differences and similarities between us and how we complement one another form the theme of this issue.


Editor's Reflections | Winter 2006
By: William David Spencer | January 31, 2006
What unites and distinguishes women and men as human beings, the differences and similarities between us and how we complement one another are the topics of much speculation and together form the theme of this issue.

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Gender Wars: Biology Offers Insights to a Biblical Problem
By: MaryKate Morse | January 31, 2006
Men and women struggle to understand each other and to thrive together as God intended. God’s design of an Edenic relationship where the male and the female together nurture and steward the earth rarely seems to happen. 

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The “Difference” Between “A and Not-A”: An Analysis of Alleged “Word Tricks” and Obfuscations
By: Adam Omelianchuk | January 31, 2006
The obfuscation and equivocation of the word “authority” by the use of the word “different” is the real “word trick” in this discussion and it is ironically made by the complementarian argument, not the egalitarian one.

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Restoration of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: How Can Caregivers Contribute to the Process?
By: Scarlet Hai Yin Tsao | January 31, 2006
This article discusses some of the major steps in the healing process of child sexual abuse survivors and how caregivers can be equipped to facilitate the process by adopting a multidisciplinary approach.

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Prophetic Women and the People of God
By: Elaine Heath | January 31, 2006
What does it mean to be a prophetic woman in leadership in the church? In many ways, simply to be a Christian woman in leadership is to be a prophet, for, regardless of the advances of women’s rights, the world remains overwhelmingly patriarchal.

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Chivalry Is Not Dead: Protecting and Defending Beauty in the Church
By: Sandra Dufield | January 31, 2006
More and more evangelical Christian men are sloughing off what they see as the myths of male superiority and entitlement and are focusing on repairing mistakes of the past.

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Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse
By: Scarlet Hai Yin Tsao | January 31, 2006
Mending the Soul is a valuable resource not only for abuse survivors and those ministering to them, but also for church leaders who have to explore the uncharted territory of abuse because of love for their congregations.

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