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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 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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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 Summer 2001 Volume 15 Issue 3

Summer 2001

Volume: 15 | Number: 3

A Look at History

Do you enjoy history? If so, you will have a particular interest in this issue; with a look at the relative near past of Count Zinzendorf and the communities he established in Saxony in the eighteenth century and moving back to the early centuries of the church. 


Editor's Reflections | Summer 2001
By: Carol R. Thiessen | July 31, 2001
Do you enjoy history? If so, you will have a particular interest in this issue.

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Biblical Equality in the Moravian Church
By: Peter Vogt | July 31, 2001
One aspect in the life of the eighteenth-century Moravian Church has gone almost unnoticed, even among modern Moravians: the fact that women shared many of the pastoral responsibilities within the church, wrote spiritual autobiographies, received ordination, and even engaged in preaching

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New Testament Limits of Authority and Hierarchical Power
By: Del Birkey | July 31, 2001
There are six evident restrictions on authority that Christ the Head authorized and that apostolic missionaries set in motion in the New Testament house churches. These biblical boundaries of authority (exousia) unveil the extent to which complementarians practice masculine domination among God’s people.

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Ordained Women of the Patristic Era
By: Darrell Pursiful | July 31, 2001
For some time, the advocates of an institutional, hierarchical, orderly, and preeminently masculine vision of the church have undoubtedly been the winners, and they have been permitted to frame the discussion.

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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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How Religious Women View Feminism: God Gave Us the Right
By: Rebecca Merrill Groothuis | June 30, 2001
In this carefully done ethnographic study, religion professor Christel Manning offers an intriguing assessment of the lives and beliefs of women in conservative religious traditions today. Manning surveys and assesses responses to feminist social values and the secular feminist movement by women in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, a charismatic evangelical church, and a Catholic parish [...]

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