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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 1994

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 Winter 1995 Volume 8 Issue 1

Winter 1994

Volume: 8 | Number: 1

Women’s Roles Across Time

Read about the role of women in Proverbs and 1 Timothy, the life of St. Clare of Assisi, English women hymnwriters, and American Baptist women in El Salvador.


The Role of Women in Proverbs
By: Craig Keener | January 31, 1994
Proverbs depicts the reality of its day, but provides moral principles in the context of that reality that actually challenge many of its society’s ideals. Yet both the society and moral principles depicted in Proverbs provide an interesting contrast to many cultures before and after them.

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1 Timothy 2:9-10 Revisted
All Scripture is by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16). Let us therefore seek the positive message in 1 Timothy 2:9-10 which God has for the believer — a message which both traditionalists and egalitarians have too long ignored.

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St. Clare Of Assisi, Founder Of The Poor Clares (1194-1253)
By: Mimi Haddad | January 31, 1994
Accompanied by her chaperone, sixteen year old Clare would sneak off, without the knowledge of her parents, in order to hear the preaching of St. Francis. What attracted this young, wealthy beauty to the teaching of Francis? Why would she exchange the pleasures of a landed and aristocratic inheritance for the shorn hair, sackcloth, barefooted, [...]

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English Women Hymnwriters
By: Julia Ann Flora | January 31, 1994
The nineteenth-century secular women’s movement paved the way in many countries for more women’s education, writing, and publishing. The church also benefited by this escalation of women in leadership; many Christian hymnbooks printed material by women for the first time.

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The Historical, Social, and Religious Context of American Baptist Women in El Salvador
By: Kathleen Hayes | January 31, 1994
Through rereading Scripture, studying for the ministry, and entering into greater leadership in the church, the history of Baptist (and other) women in El Salvador appears to be turning a corner.

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