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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 2003

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.

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Priscilla Papers Summer 2003 Volume 17 Issue 3

Summer 2003

Volume: 17 | Number: 3


Much of this issue deals with silence. Take 1 Tim. 2:11 for example. As Linda Belleville points out, this is a reasonable way to learn, calmly with self-control, and she discusses how 1 Tim. 2:11-15 can be understood, so that silence is constructive, not oppressive.


Editor's Reflections | Summer 2003
By: Victoria Peterson-Hilleque | July 31, 2003
Much of this issue of Priscilla Papers deals with silence. Take 1 Tim. 2:11 for example: “Let a woman learn in silence with full submission.” As Linda Belleville points out in her article, this is a reasonable way to learn, calmly with self-control, and she discusses how 1 Tim. 2:11-15 can be understood, so that silence is constructive, [...]

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Exegetical Fallacies in Interpreting 1 Timothy 2:11–15: Evaluating the text with contextual, lexical, grammatical, and cultural information
By: Linda L. Belleville | July 31, 2003
The battle over women leaders and the church continues to rage unabated in evangelical circles. At the center of the tempest sits 1 Tim. 2:11-15. Despite a broad spectrum of biblical and extra-biblical texts that highlight female leaders, 1 Tim. 2:11-15 continues to be perceived and treated as the great divide in the debate. Indeed for some, [...]

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Should Women Keep Silent? 1 Corinthians 14:26-40, Part 1
By: David Joel Hamilton | July 31, 2003
What did Paul mean when he told the women to keep silent? If he was indeed saying that women should not minister publicly, he was contradicting what he said earlier when he gave instructions for women’s dress code while prophesying!

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Beginning with the End in 1 Cor. 11:2–16
By: Alan G. Padgett | July 31, 2003
The purpose of this essay is a simple one. I hope you will come away with a new understanding of one paragraph in Paul’s letters that deals with women and men in the church. The paragraph is 1 Cor. 11:2-16, a passage I have been studying and writing about for over twenty years.

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The Biblical Case for Women in Leadership
By: Kevin Giles | July 31, 2003
Kevin Giles is a graduate of Moore Theological College, the largest seminary in Australia, noted for its conservative commitment to the headship of men. This summary is the outcome of his extended debate with the faculty over many years.

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Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership
By: Aída Besançon Spencer | June 30, 2003
Sarah Sumner writes an apologetic that is especially helpful to dissatisfied complementarians who do not want to see themselves as "feminists." She wants the Christian community to function as the family of God. 

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