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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2001

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 Spring 2001 Volume 15 Issue 2

Spring 2001

Volume: 15 | Number: 2

Faith and Abuse

Victims of domestic violence have often internalized a faith-based rationalization for their abuse.


Editor's Reflections | Spring 2001
By: Carol R. Thiessen | April 30, 2001
Victims of domestic violence have often internalized a faith-based rationalization for their abuse.

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The Intolerable Goal of Role Theology
By: Del Birkey | April 30, 2001
In recent decades, traditionalists have dug for deeper roots in search of a viable biblical theology on which to support their superstructure of hierarchy. What has emerged instead in contemporary complementarianism is a sociocultural and extrabiblical “theology of roles.” It is this to which we will direct our critique.

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When Faith is Used to Justify: Helping victims of domestic violence
By: Al Miles | April 30, 2001
Twelve million women in the United States—a staggering 25 percent of all American women—will be abused by an intimate partner in their lifetimes, according to a recent article in the Hawaii Medical Journal. An estimated two million women in this country are assaulted by an intimate partner every year. The actual numbers [...]

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The Suffering Among Us: When power leads to abuse, we must respond
By: Sandra Dufield | April 30, 2001
In recent years, Christians have acknowledged that domestic abuse exists within the evangelical community. Some churches have faced this reality and sought resources for healing and reconciliation. But while some have found blessing and growth when they have addressed this concern openly others remain uncomfortable when any significant attention is given to this subject.

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Jesus and Family Values
By: Gretchen Gaebelein Hull | April 30, 2001
We who seek to be Jesus’ faithful disciples must be very careful not to put words in Jesus’ mouth that he did not speak. We cannot promote what we wish Jesus might have said, but, to the best of our ability, we must accurately reflect what he did say. Nowhere is this caveat so needed [...]

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The Parable of the Blue Reflector
By: Nancy K. Ferrell | April 30, 2001
Let us point the way to signs of racism and exclusion that are often not seen by those not affected by them.

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The Woman Behind the Man
By: Dan Gentry Kent | April 30, 2001
A number of years ago a Baptist men’s group in the panhandle of far West Texas wanted to have a ladies night. They invited their wives and girl friends, and they invited me to be their speaker. They assigned me the following rather traditional topic: “The Woman Behind the Man.” They thought that was [...]

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