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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 1997

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 1997 Volume 11 Issue 3

Summer 1997

Volume: 11 | Number: 3

Christian Women of North America

This issue focuses on North American women, including reflections from an African-born woman living in Canada as she returns to her birth place, and a look at a few of the 356 North American women included in Gene Glaghorn’s Women Composers and Hymnists.


“Lord, If Only…”: Reflections on Single Adulthood in Africa and in the West
By: Diane Stinton | July 31, 1997
For whatever our experience of singleness, be it freedom and joyous fulfillment or agonizing aloneness, our life this side of eternity will never be what God originally intended in creation. Regardless of our marital status, we cannot escape the human condition of fallenness. 

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Anna, Prophet of God
By: Arthur H. Lewis | July 31, 1997
An Israelite woman doing the work of a man is found infrequently in the Scriptures, but Anna is one of the exceptions. Luke 2:36-38 pictures Anna in the Temple court busy with the office, and in the traditional role, of a Hebrew prophet. Her example should be an encouragement to every gifted woman who has [...]

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How Does Paul Interpret Eve in 1 Timothy 2?
By: Craig Keener | July 31, 1997
Evangelical interpreters, egalitarians and complementarians alike, have slain many trees over Paul’s precise point in citing Eve in 1 Timothy 2:13-15. Is Eve a transcultural example, or merely an example applicable to the easily-deceived Ephesian women and those like them?

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North American Women Hymn Writers
By: Julia Ann Flora | July 31, 1997
In his book, Women Composers and Hymnists, Gene Claghorn lists 356 women hymn text writers who are North American. A few of the most outstanding are Julia Ward Howe (“Battle Hymn of the Republic”), Annie Sherwood Hawks (“I Need Thee Every Hour”), Mary Ann Thomson (“O Zion Haste”), Katherine Lee Bates (“America, the Beautiful”), Mary [...]

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Plain Vanilla Christianity: The Ongoing Need for Racial Reconciliation in Evangelism
By: Jo Kadlecek | July 31, 1997
Amid an increasingly polarized U.S. society, does the evangelical community reflect the dominant culture more than the biblical mandate for unity and justice in race relations? Some suggest the coals of a “racial reconciliation movement” in the church are catching fire.

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