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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 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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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 Autumn 1992 Volume 6 Issue 4

Autumn 1992

Volume: 6 | Number: 4

Transcending Gender

This issue explores the concept of overcoming gender labels to serve God as humans. Articles range in topics starting with how we can see ourselves as Christian persons rather than Christian men and women. 


Mystical Masculinity: The New Question Facing Women
By: Faith Martin | October 31, 1992
Popular references to God most often imply a certain masculinity, but I had always interpreted them as playful anthropomorphisms, endearments meant to humanize God just enough so people can speak comfortably yet respectfully about him in secular circles.

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In But Not Of: Transcendent Love
By: Elaine A. Yaryan | October 31, 1992
I wonder if we in the church have allowed the “catalog itch” to infiltrate our human relationships, and whether it has not damaged our ability to love transcendency, to be “in but not of”? How useful are all of our labels and categories in light of John 15:12?

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Revelation, Proclamation, and Women’s Responsibility
By: Ralph A. Kee | October 31, 1992
In history as recorded in the Bible, God often gave His revelation specifically to women, and often instructed women to pass on that revelation to others, including men. In the New Testament, at all of the most significant points of Christian revelation and proclamation, women played a role as significant as, or even more significant [...]

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The Golden Age for Women Preachers
By: Kari Torjesen Malcolm | October 31, 1992
What we need is another “Golden Age for Women” with Christian women released to preach the Gospel. This release must start in the sending churches because if the church that supports a woman says it’s a sin for her to preach, she’ll be silent.

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Spouse Abuse
By: Marge Cox | October 31, 1992
Abuse is a curse in our land. One definition of abuse is, “Repeated and targeted abuse (from both attitudes and actions) designed to instill fear and used as a means of control.” The abuser may or may not be aware of his/her motives behind the attitudes and actions.

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