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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 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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Priscilla Papers Autumn 1990 Volume 4 Issue 4

Autumn 1990

Volume: 4 | Number: 4

The Power of Women

Learn how we can speak up for women without a voice. Hear a personal story about working to change minds. Take a closer look at the Samaritan woman at the well and see how Jesus choose women for ministry.


Speaking Up for Women Without a Voice
By: Mariana Ruybalid | October 30, 1990
At least 10% of the people in developing countries have functional limitations, said a 1984 World Health Organization report. Of these, women and girls receive proportionately less food, less education and less opportunity. Women with physical limitations are the poorest of the poor.

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Working to Change Ideas
By: John Maust | October 30, 1990
When Mariana arrived in Costa Rica in 1984, she was in for a shock. She saw that people with physical limitations generally were given no responsibility for, or control over, their own lives. In some homes, people with physical limitations were kept “hidden away in a back room.” She immediately set out to help persons [...]

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Jesus and the Ministry of Women
By: Roberta Hestenes | October 31, 1990
There are many models of ministry. Women are as diverse as men in the patterns of ministry they follow. But let's look at the response of this one woman to Jesus to learn more about the place of women in ministry.

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By: Matthew V. Brown | October 30, 1990
Augustine's view of women had a profound effect on the developing Christian church. However, any critical discussion of Augustine's attitude toward women as derived from his discursive texts must take into account the nature of his philosophical and social milieu, and its predominant view of women.

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A Tribute
By: Patricia D. Bailey | October 30, 1990

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Veiled and Silenced: The Cultural Shape of Sexist Theology
By: Gretchen Gaebelein Hull | October 31, 1990
This highly readable book introduces much interesting evidence to demonstrate that subordination of women perpetuates an institutionalized cultural myth rather than a scriptural truth.

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