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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 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 Spring 2006

Spring 2006

Volume: 20 | Number: 2

The Reliability of Scripture

We understand that the bible is a literary and historical text and that we need to interpret those ancient words and find their appropriate application to today.


Editor's Reflections | Spring 2006
By: William David Spencer | April 30, 2006
“We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, is reliable, and is the final authority for faith and practice.” What exactly do we mean by that?

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Biblical Egalitarianism and the Inerrancy of Scripture
By: Roger Nicole | April 30, 2006
The matter of the place of women in the home, in society, and in the church is not an issue that can be conclusively determined by a few apparently restrictive passages that are often advanced by those who think that subordination represents God’s will for women.

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The Legacy of Pain: An Analysis of Genesis 3:16a
By: Lorraine Cleaves Anderson | April 30, 2006
Only as individuals, cultures, groups, and generations grasp the equality of females and males intended by God at creation can the legacy of pain inherited by all women from the fall continue to be reversed.

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The Scandal of Equality in Jesus’ Ethical Teaching
By: David Instone-Brewer | April 30, 2006
Three ethical issues in the Gospels might be said to relate to complementarian or egalitarian ideologies, and they are conveniently grouped together by Matthew in chapter 19.

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The Way More Fully
By: Virginia Gray | April 30, 2006
What does Luke mean when he says that Priscilla and Aquila taught Apollos “the way more fully?” We will answer this question by studying the wider as well as the immediate historical context of the text.

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Alan Johnson's 1 Corinthians
By: Cynthia Long Westfall | April 30, 2006
Alan Johnson's work on 1 Corinthians is particularly engaging. His reference notes and bibliography provide an entry into further study if desired, all while maintaining an appealing readable style. He deftly bridges the two horizons of the Greco-Roman culture and American culture.

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