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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 1998

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 1998 Volume 12 Issue 2

Spring 1998

Volume: 12 | Number: 2

Being Egalitarian

This issues contains articles written by and about those fighting for egalitarianism past and present.


Phoebe Palmer: Mother of the Holiness Movement
By: Sally Bruyneel | April 30, 1998
After languishing in obscurity for many years, the work of Phoebe Palmer (1807-1874) has been rediscovered by church historians and scholars. Palmer was a widely-recognized religious figure in her day—a woman whose concern for the holy life enabled her to transcend the limitations of both gender and denominational affiliation. 

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Why I’m an Egalitarian
By: Fred Gingrich | April 30, 1998
Over my lifetime, throughout the many formative experiences, educational meanderings and ministry adventures, I have been led, I believe, and of course have chosen, to adopt a personal and ministry stance that affirms the equality of women and men, girls and boys, both in God’s eyes and in ours.

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The Stranger at the Well: Inspired by John 4:3-42
By: Kirsten A. Foot | April 30, 1998
From Jacob’s well outside of Sychar there is a beautiful view of Mt. Gerizim—the mountain on which God proclaimed a blessing in Deuteronomy 11, and on which my people, the Samaritans, worshipped Jehovah in ages past, and long to do so again. Both Jacob and his father Isaac met their wives at wells, so [...]

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Walk in the Garden: “and the two shall become one flesh”
By: Kimberly Ramos | April 30, 1998
Won’t you walk in the Garden with me, | And see me as Christ would see? | With me loving you and you loving me, | Won’t you walk in the Garden with me?

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Shattering Our Assumptions
By: Frances Hiebert | April 30, 1996
The purpose of the book is to give perspective on the rapidly changing and diverse roles for Christian women. It addresses both cultural stereotypes and traditional Christian assumptions. The authors, however, come to their subject from different vantage points.

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God's Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission
By: James R. Beck | April 30, 1998
God's Daughters is an ethnographic analysis of Women's Aglow Fellowship, a 30-year-old women's organization that originally developed out of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. Women's Aglow is the largest interdenominational women's mission organization in the world. 

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Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
By: John E. Stanley | April 30, 1998
Women in the Church is a dangerous book which should not have been published because, while it appears to be scholarly, it actually teems with historical and theological errors and also emotional subjectivity. Alan G. Padgett has provided a critical rebuttal to Women in the Church in the Winter 1997 issue of  [...]

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Women as Risk-Takers for God
By: Frances Hiebert | April 30, 1998
In 1991 Lutz met with leaders of two other global women's movements, the Women's Commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship and the Lausanne Women's Network, to see how they could work together. A book committee was set up to include representatives of the three groups, and Lutz was commissioned to do the writing.

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