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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 1992

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 1992 Volume 6 Issue 1

Winter 1992

Volume: 6 | Number: 1

Women, Race, and the Bible

Learn how we can stand strong with God in a fallen world through the lens of black women and men in scripture.


Women, Race, and Apartheid
By: David M. S. Cohen | January 30, 1992
"It was interesting taking communion from a woman this morning. I've even taken communion from an African before!" ... Although we would have been intellectually aware of the links between sexism and racism, this incident radically helped to clarify our thinking.  

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Anita, Clarence, and Me: A Reformation Day Meditation on Ephesians 6:10-19
By: Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen | January 30, 1992
As our text from Ephesians 6 reminds us, true reformation is never simply a case of trying to implement good intentions. Sin is both individual and institutional (yet another solid Reformed doctrine!) and it is kept effective “not [merely] by flesh and blood, but [by]…the rulers…the authorities…the cosmic powers of this present darkness… [...]

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Black is Blessed: A Study of Black / African Women and Men in Scripture
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | January 31, 1992
The Bible says very clearly that black is beautiful (Song of Solomon 1:5). But as I studied the black persons mentioned in Scripture more carefully, I found another message—the Bible implies that black is blessed. Not that being black automatically makes you blessed, but these people had an unusual way of reaching out to God— [...]

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The Private War of Mrs. Packard: The Dramatic Story of a Nineteenth Century Feminist
By: James R. Beck | January 31, 1992
Every time discouragement sets in because of the slow progress of egalitarian ideas, we ought to be able to reach over our shoulders and pull from the shelf a book such as Sapinsley's. The story of Mrs. Packard (1816-1897), set in the American midwest, should remind all of us how much has been accomplished by [...]

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