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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2000

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 2000 Volume 14 Issue 2

Spring 2000

Volume: 14 | Number: 2

The Problem With Patriarchy

Examining the dilemma of gender hierarchy and the logic of why women make good leaders.


Editor's Reflections | Spring 2000
By: Carol R. Thiessen | April 30, 2000
Examining the dilemma of gender hierarchy and the logic of why women make good leaders.

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Logical and Theological Problems with Gender Hierarchy
By: Rebecca Merrill Groothuis | April 30, 2000
The debate over biblical teaching on gender roles has focused primarily on the exegetical intricacies of a handful of controversial texts, with neither side able to answer completely every objection or difficulty with their position. After more than two decades, it seems clear that this approach is not exactly moving the discussion toward resolution. Perhaps [...]

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Reasons Women Should Lead
By: Matt Messner | April 30, 2000
I will examine the subject of women being involved in Christian leadership and the degree of leadership in which it is appropriate for them to be involved. I will examine the different views regarding this issue and give a brief summary of the New Testament account of women in leadership.

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Jesus and Women: What Did Jesus Do?
By: Joe E. Trull | April 30, 2000
A much-debated issue in the nineties is the proper role of women in church and society. In this century, basic equality for women finally has been realized. A dramatic reversal also has occurred in society’s attitude toward the mistreatment of females. However, many voices are crying for greater liberation and justice for women.

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Cogs in the Wheel
By: Susan McCoubrie | April 30, 2000
We want to look at the contributions of four nameless Old Testament women and see how they were involved in the course of Israel’s history.

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The Patriarchs Are Coming! Why are they arriving on the scene and in our churches?
By: Del Birkey | April 30, 2000
The partriarchs are coming to church! But what kind of persons would claim such an epithet? In fact, the neopatriarchs who are now coming are those who identify with the ancient, old-order patriarchy. And why are they now arriving on the scene and in our churches? And what is their agenda, hidden or spoken?

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Still Loving, Honoring, and Growing into Freedom
By: Maxine Hancock | April 30, 2000
It is twenty-five years since my first book, Love, Honor and Be Free, was published by Moody Press. Subtitled “A Christian Woman’s Response to Today’s Call to Liberation,” it offered a thoughtful, if very conservative, place to stand in the midst of the swirl of antifamily—and often anti-Christian—rhetoric that [...]

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