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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 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 Summer 1994 Volume 8 Issue 3

Summer 1994

Volume: 8 | Number: 3

Religion and Abuse

This issue looks at the relationship between religiosity and prejudice, the bible’s condemnation of rape, the tie between society and women’s self-esteem, women and revival work, and Julian of Norwich.  


When Praying Isn't Enough: Religion, Prejudice, and Abuse
By: Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen | July 31, 1994
As I examine the interrelatedness of religion, prejudice and abuse, I am aware that abuse—whether physical, sexual or psychological—is a profoundly gendered concept. The majority of abusers are male and the majority of victims are women and children. And prejudice—the unjustifiably negative attitude toward a group and its members, with supporting [...]

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The Bible and Rape
By: Craig Keener | July 31, 1994
When Desiree Washington charged that Mike Tyson had raped her, some Christians retorted that it was her fault for getting herself into the situation. While blaming the victim may accord with some of the ethics of our culture, it does not accord with the Bible.

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From My Point of View: Women, Society and Self-Esteem
By: Linda Van Grinsven | July 31, 1994
Self-esteem is often very simply defined as “feeling good about yourself.” In reality, self-esteem is much more complicated than that. To understand self-esteem we must first start with another term, self-concept.

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By: Jo Ellen Heil | July 31, 1994
Seven women. Four men. They called themselves The Jubilee Singers. One of America’s most astonishing successes, their music once rang out across the land. They changed the fabric of our culture by introducing spirituals to the American public for the first time. Yet their stories have been hushed.

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Women and Revival Work: Acts 2:17-21—Revival’s Magna Charta
By: Mimi Haddad | July 31, 1994
In prayer this congregation asks for an out pouring of the Holy Spirit, but with an unspoken proviso, that God honor their gender bias: God may pour out His Spirit, but men alone may exhibit the Spirit’s empowering. Yet nothing seems further from the tenor of revival and the passage in Acts [...]

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The Anchoress, Julian Of Norwich
By: Linda Marion Montgomery | July 31, 1994
An anchoress was a woman vowed to chastity and stability of abode. She was enclosed in an anchorhold for life. There was no release from her cell until death, on pain of excommunication. The object of her life was contemplation, the unceasing concentration upon God in prayer.

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