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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 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.

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord." (Acts 18:26)

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Priscilla Papers Autumn 2003

Autumn 2003

Volume: 17 | Number: 4


The present culture influences the meaning of words. Consider the word “submission.” It evokes a powerful response from many Christians. We explore the meaning of submission as used in the New Testament and how our understanding of it affects not only our own lives, but also the lives of non-Christians.


Editor's Reflections | Autumn 2003
By: Victoria Peterson-Hilleque | October 31, 2003
The present culture also influences the meaning of words. Consider the word “submission.” It evokes a powerful response from many Christians.

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Papyri, Women, and Word Meaning in the New Testament
By: Ann Nyland | October 31, 2003
In the Greek of the New Testament, women are shown to be church leaders, teachers, elders, and deacons. Evidence from the papyri and inscriptions reveals women in these positions at the time of the New Testament and in successive centuries.

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Jewels in Her Crown
By: Evelyn Bence | October 31, 2003
Two hundred years before Martin Luther’s reformation, a woman now known as St. Bridget of Sweden (1302-1373) challenged wayward kings, priests, and popes, calling them to repentance. 

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A Christian Understanding of Submission: A Nonhierarchical-Complementarian Viewpoint
By: Alan F. Johnson | October 31, 2003
The introduction of the word “submission” into a Christian conversation about adult human relations immediately strikes different responses. For some Christians, submission is a happy word describing the proper biblical relation of a wife to her husband or of a woman, whether married or single, to the males in the church congregation.

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Learning How to Minister From I Corinthians 14:26-40, Part 2
By: David Joel Hamilton | October 31, 2003
Should women “be silent”? Yes, just like the men. Should women be prepared to minister with “a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation”? Yes, just like the men.

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