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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 1999

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 Winter 1999 Volume 13 Issue 1

Winter 1999

Volume: 13 | Number: 1

Covert Sexism

Have women been conditioned to accept covert sexism? Explore how language and societal roles may contribute to this condition.


Faith, Feminism, and Family
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | January 31, 1999
In an incredibly poetic story, we are told of a wise God who made all things and saw that they were good-that is, until it came to the creation of man. Then God saw that it was “not good” that man should be alone. Humanity, made in God’s image, must be relational as God [...]

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Our Father Who Art in Heaven
By: Tina Ostrander | January 31, 1999
The Bible is rich with metaphor. For instance, through the biblical imagery of husband and wife, bride and bridegroom, we come to understand the intimacy, fidelity and love our relationship with God demands. The language is symbolic. It is not intended to be taken literally, but rather to convey a spiritual truth [...]

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Five Bricks at a Time
By: Bryant Myers | January 31, 1999
I was in Madras visiting a project that is a part of World Vision’s urban advance program. This 10-year-old initiative employs community organizing as the primary tool for promoting transformational development in urban settings. Organizing people around common issues creates the community framework often so hard to find in the city.

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The Levite's Concubine
By: Elaine Heath | January 31, 1999
Domestic violence is the number one health threat faced by women in the United States today. It accounts for more deaths than automobile accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. At least 95% of domestic violence is male against female and it is rare for violence in a marriage to be an isolated episode. Violence is usually [...]

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An Invisible People, An Invisible Problem
By: Mimi Haddad | January 31, 1999
Covert (and perhaps unintentional) sexism is often as invisible to the perpetrators as it is to the victims.

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