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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2004

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 2004

Spring 2004

Volume: 18 | Number: 2

Correcting Misunderstandings

This journal stands to correct misunderstandings about women and authority with careful analysis of scripture.


Editor's Reflections | Spring 2004
By: Victoria Peterson-Hilleque | April 30, 2004
“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth” (Gen. 1:28). This verse clearly outlines God-given roles put forth to humankind. But how are we to understand God’ [...]

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Does Belief in Women’s Equality Lead to an Acceptance of Homosexual Practice?
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | April 30, 2004
I have been asked to explain why the conviction that the Bible affirms the equality of men and women does not logically lead to an endorsement of homosexual practice.

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What are the Biblical Roles of Female and Male Followers of Christ?
By: Aída Besançon Spencer | April 30, 2004
Roles do not create identity. You are who you are no matter what you do, within your physical capacity. Men cannot bear children. Many women can. Yet a woman who could not bear children would still be a woman. Our human identity comes not from our roles but from our creation and re-creation by God.

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Women and Slaves
By: William E. Hull | April 30, 2004
In the so-called “conservative resurgence” currently seeking to divide Baptist loyalties, the initial “line in the sand” was the inerrancy slogan, which was dropped when it proved too ambiguous to define and enforce. In its place as a litmus test of loyalty was put the subordination of women, first in the home and then in [...]

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