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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 1989

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 1989 Volume 3 Issue 2

Spring 1989

Volume: 3 | Number: 2

Biblical Equality in Action

An interview with F.F. Bruce about Paul and his often misunderstood views on women, a look at how our limited view of language can lead to a misunderstanding of Scripture, a call for women missionaries, and a look at all the roles of God.


Saint Paul, Apostle of Freedom for Women and Men: An Interview with F. F. Bruce
By: W. Ward Gasque, Laurel Gasque | April 30, 1989
Until his retirement in 1978, Frederick Fyvie Bruce, occupied the prestigious John Rylands Chair of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at Manchester University in England. Today, he continues to be the dean of evangelical biblical scholars. The following interview was conducted by W. Ward Gasque and Laurel Gasque, who recently visited with Professor and Mrs. Bruce in [...]

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Why We’ve Missed the Mark
By: Frances Hiebert | April 30, 1989
Biblical feminists, as opposed to other feminists outside and within the church, accept the full authority of all Scripture for all the people of God. But they recognize, with all modern people, that we do not absorb Scripture in its pure form into our understanding. Like anything else we read, reading Scripture is an interpretive [...]

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Why We Need Women Evangelists around the World
By: Kari Torjesen Malcolm | April 30, 1989
The call for women missionaries is not often heard today. Often women are left with the feeling “we are only needed because the men fail to go.” Our American culture looks on pioneer missionary work as man’s work because the Church is infiltrated with a worldly and pagan view of women as inferior to [...]

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Images of God
By: John Weaver | April 30, 1989
The God presented by the biblical authors and worshipped in the Church today cannot be regarded as having gender, any more than God can be regarded as having race or color. In recognizing this truth, we will be more free to use inclusive metaphors for God.

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The Silent Loom
By: Deborah L. Menken | April 30, 1989
We have a tradition of spiritual revolutionaries – women of intense reconstructionistic convictions who were devout in their inner lives. The pages of history bear records of female champions of the faith who were called to transform their society – who knew how to balance social activity with inner solitude.

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A Voice of Her Own
By: Lorraine Eitel | April 30, 1989
Tischler's book is an intellectual history, acquainting the reader with important women authors throughout history. She also introduces her reader to several important female literary characters.

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