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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 1991

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 Winter 1991 Volume 5 Issue 1

Winter 1991

Volume: 5 | Number: 1

Egalitarianism in Action

This issue looks at how we can lead a life of egalitarian principles, includes a short story on decision making, a personal experience as a composite of several women’s struggles, and a look at dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.


More Than “Vacuum Cleaner Commandos”: Affirming Egalitarian Males
By: William David Spencer | January 30, 1991
Recently my neighbor told me about a widower living in double jeopardy. With no homemaking training in his past and no wife to clean up after him, his house was piled high with junk, dirty dishes, and soiled clothes. In addition, he had to share that house with a virtual stranger: his child.

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Pulling Weeds before the Harvest
By: Evelyn Bence | January 30, 1991
Again I felt the tension and fear of choice. Would I stand with the church in power, but that I felt was out of line? Would I skirt the confrontation that would likely cost my life?

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“Where Do I Go?”
By: Beverly Herbert | January 30, 1991
I came to see the fullness of the Christian community and church, but was I surprised. I found instead disdain for my impending leadership as a female. I found lack of acceptance for my ministry and my leadership. I heard so many masculine pronouns used and masculine leaders speak that I wondered if there [...]

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Getting Control: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
By: Lee Taylor | January 30, 1991
It is useless to deny that women can be victims. Increasingly, the secular press documents it. The Christian press has long acknowledged it in society at large and is now beginning to acknowledge it even within the sacred walls of the church of Jesus Christ. People are also beginning to acknowledge that sexual harassment [...]

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Gender and Grace: Love, Work & Parenting In a Changing World
By: Anne Ramirez | January 31, 1991
Van Leeuwen calls upon the church as the family of God to help individual families discover how their unique constellation of gifts can best serve God.

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