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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 1996

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 Spring 1996 Volume 10 Issue 2

Spring 1996

Volume: 10 | Number: 2

Spring 1996 (10.2)

Articles cover the faith mission movement, the tie between women’s roles and God’s wisdom, and a view of early Christian families.


How Faith Mission Pioneers Understood Women’s Roles
By: Ruth A. Tucker | April 30, 1996
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women in these newly formed denominations enjoyed unprecedented opportunities for ministry in every level of church outreach.

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An Open Letter
By: Susan Finck-Lockhart | April 30, 1996
It is interesting to compare Christianity Today’s cover article on John Stott with the cover article featuring “Ministering Women.” 

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Lady-Wisdom: The Personification Of God’s Wisdom As A Woman
By: Tina Ostrander | April 30, 1996
In the Old Testament book of Proverbs, God’s infinite wisdom is personified as a woman. The association of divine wisdom with the feminine is not accidental. Social relationships in Israel reflected spiritual relationships between Israel and Yahweh. As a result of this basic analogy between the earthly realm and the heavenly realm, one can [...]

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Family Ties: A Contrast Between The First Christian Families And The Roman Family Environment
By: Marc Zeisloft | April 30, 1996
Confronted with the breakdown of the traditional family, we as Christians wonder how to minister to people in non-traditional family structures, and we also wonder what standards we should uphold in our own families.

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