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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2005

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 2005

Spring 2005

Volume: 19 | Number: 2

Shaped By Our Upbringing

After reading through each of these essays, I was reminded that so much of what we believe is conditioned by our upbringing.


Editor's Reflections | Spring 2005
By: William David Spencer | April 30, 2005
This issue presents a fascinating record of those Christian thinkers, like myself, who have emerged from conservative backgrounds to a fuller realization of our Lord’s commission to us all to go and preach and baptize.

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Correcting Caricatures: The Biblical Teaching on Women
By: Walter C. Kaiser, JR. | April 30, 2005
If we all approach the text of Scripture, each having his or her own framework of understanding (even when we share a view of the Bible that it is inerrant and true in all it affirms and teaches), is there any hope that we can ever reach a “correct” or “objectively valid” interpretation, especially [...]

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Service to Christ—A Personal Journey
By: Michele Guinness | April 30, 2005
I shall take you on my journey from Jewish home to ripe Christian womanhood in stages—role by role, not defining myself by those roles, so much as exploring how I had to find my God-appointed place, in, and sometimes despite, each of them.

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From Bobbed Hair, Bossy Wives, and Women Preachers to Woman Be Free
By: Stan Gundry | April 30, 2005
When people come to me asking questions and searching for answers on the “women’s issue,” I often just tell them my story—where I have come from, where I have landed, and how and why I got there.

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Women and Ministry: What the Bible Teaches
By: Christiane Carlson-Theis | April 30, 2005
Dr. Dan Doriani has written Women and Ministry to provide a biblical defense for traditional churches that exclude women from official teaching and leadership offices within their congregations. However, his other objective in writing this book is to show that change is necessary. 

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