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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 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)

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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 Spring1990 Volume 4 Issue 2

Spring 1990

Volume: 4 | Number: 2

Biblical Equality

Read about biblical equality in action with an article from two seminary students in Asia, an egalitarian hermeneutic approach to faith, a meditation for singles, and a look at life for children of a minister on the road.


Biblical Equality in Action
By: J.J. Leese, Bill Leese | April 30, 1990
A report on a round-the-world year of “learning by doing” from two dedication members and supporters of CBE, both students at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Toward an Egalitarian Hermeneutic of Faith
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | April 30, 1990
I believe that we need to come to the Bible with just such a faith when we deal with the hard issues – not only those of doctrine but also those of Christian behavior. If we can develop a hermeneutic of faith which will apply to a better understanding of gender roles in the economy of [...]

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“The Desires of Thine Heart”
By: Evelyn Bence | April 30, 1990
I flushed with embarrassment. Desire for a soul-mate was something I felt all too keenly, but something I talked about with only a few close friends. Although I looked for him, the man of my dreams had not ridden – on a horse or in a sports car – over the horizon. For my emotional survival, desire [...]

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On The Road: What It’s Like for Children
By: Donna C. Fujimoto | April 30, 1990
My father was an evangelist and my mother, sister and I were going to join him in his full-time ministry. It wasn’t long before we were on the road. For me that road stretched over four years of time; I lost track of the number of miles and faces.

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The Husband of One Wife?
By: Guest Author | April 30, 1990
There is considerable debate as to how we should understand the command that a bishop, elder, or deacon should be the husband of one wife. (I Timothy 2:2,12. Titus 1:6) Sometimes these verses are used to argue that only men may be deacons, elders, or bishops because only men have wives. Actually, women enrolled in the order [...]

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Theosebeia, a Priestly Colleague of Gregory of Nyssa
By: Guest Author | April 30, 1990
The one hundred and ninety-seventh letter of Gregory of Nazianzus, addressed to Gregory of Nyssa, contains a message of consolation over the death of Theosebeia, who has apparently been his colleague in the Gospel ministry. “Theosebeia, actually the priestess and colleague of a priest and equally honored and equally worthy of the Great Sacraments.”

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Building Your Family to Last
By: CBE International | April 30, 1990
The secret of building families to last is found in Kari's emphasis on parents modelling the Christian life before their children. If the mother and father—who are responsible before God for what happens in the home—are not walking with God, and not walking in harmony with each other before God, how can they [...]

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