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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 1993

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 1993 Volume 7 Issue 3

Summer 1993

Volume: 7 | Number: 3

The Benefits of Feminism

Society is often led to believe that the feminist movement is harmful to men. This issue aims to debunk this myth by examining the benefits of egalitarianism for men and women. 


Good News For Women Is Good News For Men
By: Frances Hiebert | July 31, 1993
Feminism is supposed to be good news for women; but does that mean it is automatically bad news for men? Many people assume that it is. What is given to women must necessarily be taken away from men. This is the old “slice of the pie” or “limited good” theory. 

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Good News for a Country
By: Paul G. Hiebert | July 31, 1993
Equality and mutual submission between men and women is God’s ideal for humanity. But, some ask, do these work in a world ruled by power-hungry leaders, inequality and hierarchy? Do we not need strong leadership for a nation to prosper?

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Men: It's Time to Change
By: James Reapsome | July 31, 1993
Change begins with our language, because what we say and what we write reveals our unchallenged assumptions about women. Beyond that, however, we must change our missions commitment to include evangelizing and training the world’s women. 

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Servant Leadership
By: CBE International | July 31, 1993
The following is presented as both a definition and an illustration of the New Testament concept of leadership. This exchange took place during the question and answer period of a women’s meeting at Willow Creek Community Church. Church elder Laurie Pederson’s answer was given extemporaneously.

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Editing and Choosing Hymns for Inclusive Language
By: Michael Rathke | July 31, 1993
The following set of guidelines is intended as a tool for pastors, musicians, and lay people who are in a position of editing or selecting existing hymn texts. While these suggestions have been written primarily with hymnody in mind, they may also prove useful at times for spoken prayers.

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Who’s Who? New Testament Female Ministry Role Models
By: Grace Ying May | July 31, 1993
Just as earlier God called Eve to inhabit and rule the Garden with Adam, now, through Christ, God gives women and men an opportunity to respond to the two highest callings imaginable as co-heirs of salvation (1 Pet 3:7) and co-laborers with Christ. Who are some of the women in the New Testament on whom the Lord [...]

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