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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 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 Autumn 2004

Autumn 2004

Volume: 18 | Number: 4

Clarification of Biblical Data

Each article has been carefully researched and revised, and each furthers our understanding that the Bible, as we receive it, is not at odds with mutual ministry, but alive with it.


Editor's Reflections | Autumn 2004
By: William David Spencer | October 31, 2004
The topic of our present debut issue is clarification of biblical data.

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Man and Woman at Creation: A Critique of Complementarian Interpretations
By: Christiane Carlson-Theis | October 31, 2004
The complementarian conviction that women are under male authority and therefore must be excluded from (some) positions of leadership, rests in no small measure on their interpretation of God’s eternal, created order as established in Genesis 1-2. 

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The Sinful Woman as Surrogate Host: Hospitality and Forgiveness in Luke 7:44–48
By: Mary H. Brondyke | October 31, 2004
In the account of the anointing of Jesus by the sinful woman, Jesus radically reverses all assumptions about himself, the woman and Simon, highlights true repentance and forgiveness, and causes us to reflect on the boldness of the Lord’s ministry to women. 

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Images of Mary Magdalene in Christian Tradition: A Case of Prostituted Identity
By: Jerry Camery-Hoggatt | October 31, 2004
Christian tradition is sometimes remarkable for the liberties it takes with the reputations of its saints, and in this regard no example springs so readily to mind as that of Mary Magdalene. Tradition has had its field day with the reputation of this once deeply troubled woman. 

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Marriage Made in Eden
By: Leslie Ann McKinney | October 31, 2004
Alice Mathews and M. Gay Hubbard write an extraordinary book about Christian marriage and family. The book's purpose is to explore God's perspective on marriage, an ancient view, for a postmodern world. 

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