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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 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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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 Summer 1989 Volume 3 Issue 3

Summer 1989

Volume: 3 | Number: 3

Different Perspectives

A Christian world view moves beyond gender roles into the larger role of ambassador of God, the role of women in Christian education, a personal story from a black woman in theological school and the trap between racism and sexism she finds herself in, and part 2 of the “Beginning at the Beginning” article in the 89’ spring issue.


Biblical Equality and Christian Ministry
By: Gretchen Gaebelein Hull | July 31, 1989
Certainly if someone stopped you or me and said, "define a Christian world view," we would not begin with particulars but would start with the broader basics. So let's ask some questions about those basics, and see if our answers will shed light on this particular matter of gender roles.

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The Game…The Road
By: Alice Movius Painter | July 31, 1989
There seems to be a game – that you must play, if you would rise. | There seems to be a game – and with it lots of compromise | You live to impress others, and you're as slick as you can be. | But, where – oh, where – are perfect hearts, and deep sincerity?& [...]

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The Role of Women in Christian Education
By: James Plueddemann | July 31, 1989
To build the Body of Christ, we must use all our God-given resources. Yet the church is fragmenting itself over the issue of how to use the resources. I argue that the testimony of the whole body of Scripture leaves room for cultural interpretation on the role of women in the church, and thus [...]

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Double Jeopardy: Racism and Sexism
By: Tina Saxon | July 31, 1989
My doctoral project proposal concerns itself with the issue of black women as senior pastors in the Baptist and other black churches. This is an educational project designed to encourage black women to become more effective leaders in their churches by helping them to appreciate their gifts and talents and not have others to limit [...]

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Lady Justice: The Contribution of Women in Mystery Fiction
By: William David Spencer | July 31, 1989
Are people sick of reading novels that portray women as either victims or villains? Are Christians fed up with fiction that stereotypes believers as simply helplessly innocent or hopelessly immoral? Is the major, moral, middle-class reader in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain growing weary of nearly exclusively seeing endless images of the sinister [...]

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Beginning at the Beginning
By: Frances Hiebert | July 31, 1989
To really understand what the Bible all about, you need to begin with the Beginning. That gives you a perspective on cosmic and human history that puts the rest of Scripture in focus. We then see the Bible "through the Lens of Eden," as Mildred Enns Toews from Winnipeg, Manitoba says.  

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