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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 1990

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)

Academic Journals

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 1990 Volume 4 Issue 1

Winter 1990

Volume: 4 | Number: 1


In this issue find a personal story on avoiding apathy in the face of injustice and articles on what makes a virtuous woman and how we can grow from the grieving process.


The Parable of the Old Piano
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | January 30, 1990
It is so with the transforming power of God’s Word which cleans and illuminates. When the true worth of a human being is revealed to us, we can never again treat that individual as a second rate person.

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The Drive Back Home
By: Tina Saxon | January 30, 1990
Traveling home from the summer ’89 CBE conference unearthed a flood of sad memories that surprised me in the light of the supreme joy I had experienced at the conference itself. Although the still, small voice whispering “This too shall pass” brought comfort, the memories, once uncovered, reflected a pain and anguish familiar to those acquainted [...]

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Who is a Virtuous Woman?
By: Karen Mason | January 30, 1990
The Bible sets forth an ideal and calls the ideal woman an eshet-chayil, which is the Hebrew for a “virtuous woman” (KJV) or a “wife of noble character” (NIV). This Hebrew expression occurs only three times in the Old Testament, but a study of these three passages is likely to reveal what the Bible supports [...]

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Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Stressing the differences
By: W. Ward Gasque | January 30, 1990
Many contemporary evangelical Bible scholars and theologians, not to mention ordinary lay men and women, are convinced that attempts to use the Bible so as to exclude women from positions of leadership for which their Creator has made them and to which their Lord as called them – whether in society, home or church – is flawed.

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Growing Through Grief
By: Diane Bringgold Brown | January 30, 1990
In the following adaptation of her workshop at the summer ’89 conference, Diane Bringgold Brown helps us understand the grieving process as she presents a Christian approach to coping with loss.

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Biblical Feminism in Nicaragua?
By: Jo Anne Lyon | January 30, 1990
One of my objectives in visiting Central America – and particularly Nicaragua – was to attempt to see this tragedy through the eyes of women and children. 

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Equal to Serve: Women and Men in the Church and Home
By: Philip C. Blake | January 31, 1990
I commend this refreshing and scholarly volume to all who are not afraid to open their minds and wills to the scriptures and to the Spirit of God. 

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