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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 2002

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 2002

Summer 2002

Volume: 16 | Number: 3

Defining Biblical Equality

Despite a few local restrictions on women in some settings, there is evidence of women serving in leadership during the New Testament period.


Editor's Reflections | Summer 2002
By: Carol R. Thiessen | July 31, 2002
You may have noticed that beginning in the Summer 2001 issue of Priscilla Papers a new logo appeared on this page, that of the Evangelical Press Association indicating our membership. In some ways, deciding to join this professional association of Christian publications was a bold step for the CBE board, aligning ourselves with well [...]

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Facing a Frozen Chaplaincy: One ordained Southern Baptist woman’s dilemma
By: Rachel Coggins | July 31, 2002
There came a chilling statement from the trustees of the Southern Baptist Chaplain’s Commission. That endorsing agent had voted to freeze the opportunity for Southern Baptist women to serve as military chaplains. “We will refrain from endorsing ordained women to the office of chaplain.” Since ordination is mandatory for military chaplaincy, this [...]

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What Jesus Thought About Women: His regard for them was unusual for his time—even scandalous
By: Douglas Groothuis | July 31, 2002
Some charge that Christianity demeans and marginalizes women, that it is a male religion in which men are given the preponderance of power, prestige, and influence. But what did the founder of Christianity teach about women?

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What Is Biblical Equality?
By: Alan G. Padgett | July 31, 2002
What is biblical equality? It is the belief that all people are equal before God and in Christ. All have equal responsibility to use their gifts and obey their calling to the glory of God. God freely calls believers to roles and ministries without regard to class, gender, or race. 

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Cultural of Analysis: Slaves, Women, and Homosexuals
By: Joseph B. Modica | July 31, 2002
Slaves, Women and Homosexuals is a hermeneutical tour de force. Webb severs ties with traditional hermeneutical textbooks by offering intra-scriptural and extra­scriptural criteria and a case study approach (akin to W. M. Swartley's Slavery, Sabbath, War & Women) rather than a step-by-step methodology. 

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Women in the Church
By: Cheryl L. Kester | July 31, 2002
Carroll Osburn's second edition of Women in the Church is a welcome contribution to the ongoing conversation on this topic, and he has reworked the book to take advantage of new developments and research. It feels like a textbook, but nonstudents will still glean valuable insights.

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