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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 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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Priscilla Papers Spring 1991 Volume 5 Issue 2

Spring 1991

Volume: 5 | Number: 2

Looking Deeper

Explore Matthew 26:–16, see Old Testament prophets as more than just predictors to grasp the true function of prophecy in ancient Israel, and take a look at the life of Francis Jane Crosby a 19th century hymn writer.


Bread and Roses at Bethany: A Chapel Meditation on Matthew 26:6-16
By: Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen | April 30, 1991
Because International Women’s Day has its roots in the largely-secular history of organized labor and the international socialist movement, we might well conclude that its celebration in the middle of lent is the result of accident rather than design. And yet I discovered during my research for this talk that the motto of the [...]

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Old Testament Prophets as Types for New Testament Leaders
By: Francis H. Geis | April 30, 1991
If God could call and equip women for this office and ministry without violating their roles as wives and mothers in ancient Israel, why can He not do so in the Church today? Indeed, in light of what Joel 2:28-32 has to say about the Messianic Age, the “New Age of Prophecy”, these OT women [...]

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Poor Little Blind Girl
By: Julie Ann Flora | April 30, 1991
Francis Jane (Fanny) Crosby was born in New York on March 24, 1820. She caught a cold at the age of six weeks, and a doctor prescribed a mustard poultice for her inflamed eyes. Instead of healing them it damaged her eyes. By the age of five she was virtually blind, although she could distinguish between day [...]

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Managing Sexual Harassment
By: Lee Taylor | April 30, 1991
This is not an article about the role of women in the church or in the workplace. It is about managerial responsibility to safeguard women on the job. Our laws today say that employers have that responsibility. They must ensure that women are not unfairly treated as sex objects, and that sexuality not interfere with [...]

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Call Me Blessed: The Emerging Christian Woman
By: Libbie Brooks | April 30, 1991
Martin provides us with an historical context for the issue of women's roles in the church. She begins by tracing the patterns of male authority in both Old and New Testaments. She also describe some of the more contemporary views on submission of women, and continues with a chapter on how we have actually made [...]

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