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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 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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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 Autumn 2002 Volume 16 Issue 4

Autumn 2002

Volume: 16 | Number: 4

Teachings on Equality

Several articles including an open letter to a pastor in a denomination that denies women the opportunity to use all of their gifts within the church, and thoughts expressed by women in ministry in Japan.


Editor's Reflections | Autumn 2002
By: Carol R. Thiessen | October 31, 2002
I begin this note with a tribute to a gracious Christian gentleman who passed into God’s presence on June 20. I refer to Kenneth S. Kantzer, longtime dean and professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL), former editor of Christianity Today magazine, and an unashamed egalitarian.

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Hermeneutics in Pink and Blue: An open letter to a pastor
By: Christiane Carlson-Theis | October 31, 2002
For many of us, our unease with the traditional position has nothing to do with being swayed by modern liberation movements; rather, our unease is a response to the weaknesses within the traditional position itself. In the spirit of 2 Timothy 2:15, I hope the critical comments I offer can become part of a conversation to [...]

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The Subjection of Women: A feminist appraisal of John Stuart Mill’s last work
By: Kamilla Ludwig | October 31, 2002
In reviewing Mill’s book The Subjection of Women, I wish to make three points and use them to build a partial case in support of feminism, using Mill’s social theory.

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Past, Present, Promise: What I’ve learned in forty years about women in ministry
By: David M. Scholer | October 31, 2002
I want to share with you my personal reflections on my forty years’ involvement with women in ministry, trusting that I am old enough and have been at it long enough that such personal reflection is not in poor taste.

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Is God Masculine?
By: Alan G. Padgett | October 31, 2002
While agreeing that God is not male, some tradition-minded Christians have taught that God is masculine. The difference here is that God may represent a kind of masculine spiritual principle without being “male” in the literal sense. The purpose of this article is to refute this idea

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SBC Rules Challenge Japanese Baptist Women: Women pastors and ministers express their concerns to the Southern Baptist Convention president
By: Yori Ito | October 31, 2002
Following is the response of Japanese Baptist women to recent actions of the SBC concerning the role of women in that denomination. They express their appreciation for Baptist international missions and the history of its influence in Asia. But they also speak candidly on their views about what the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message says about [...]

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Hymns to Celebrate Women of Faith
By: CBE International | October 31, 2002
Richard Sturch, a retired Anglican minister in England, has given us translations of two hymn texts by philosopher and theologian Peter Abelard, who wrote two hymn texts that acknowledge the giftedness and contributions of women of faith.

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