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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 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)

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Priscilla Papers Summer 2004 Volume 18 Issue 3

Summer 2004

Volume: 18 | Number: 3

A Proud History

If we do not remember our history we are doomed not to repeat it. Within the Christian tradition, we can be proud of the rich history of theology developed by thoughtful and God-loving people.


Editor's Reflections | Summer 2004
By: Victoria Peterson-Hilleque | July 31, 2004
It has been said that if we do not remember our history we are doomed to repeat it, but in this issue of Priscilla Papers I think an opposite version of the phrase is more applicable: if we do not remember our history we are doomed not to repeat it.

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Evidence for and Significance of Feminine God-Language from the Church Fathers to the Modern Era
By: Mimi Haddad | July 31, 2004
Throughout history why did the church frequently use feminine language for God? In what way did this feminine language serve the church? Why do we evangelicals, in contrast, appear so uncomfortable with feminine imagery for God?

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The Doctrine of the Trinity and Subordination
By: Kevin Giles | July 31, 2004
No longer is it thought that the Trinity is an obtuse, secondary, and impractical dogma. Today theologians are generally agreed that this doctrine is foundational to the Christian faith because it articulates what is most distinctive in the biblical revelation of God—he is triune.

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Not to be Forgotten: Gladys Aylward 1902-1970 Missionary to China
By: Leslie Hammond | July 31, 2004
In 1930, a young woman named Gladys Aylward left the suburbs of London and set out for China, convicted that she was meant to preach the gospel to the people of this remote land. Rejected by the China Inland Mission because her “advanced age” of 28 made her too old to learn Chinese, she headed for the [...]

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Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and Pauline Communities
By: Kevin Giles | June 30, 2004
Based on my reading, Winter in each instance seems to interpret key texts in dispute in a way completely in sympathy with the hierarchical-complementarian agenda. If his exegesis were compelling we would need to listen, but it is not.

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