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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 1988

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.

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Priscilla Papers Autumn 1989 Volume 2 Issue 4

Autumn 1988

Volume: 2 | Number: 4


A reflection on Ephesians 5, the feminine response to life, and the feminism found in the writings of Jacques Ellul. 


Is There a Head of the House in the Home? Reflections on Ephesians 5
By: James R. Beck | October 31, 1987
Ephesians 5:15-6:9 is a Haustafel (a table of household duties) and is the central passage for Pauline teaching on Christian marriage. The passage, along with its reduced parallel in Colossians, is well known by persons of all persuasions on the issue of the relationship between wives and husbands. 

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The Feminine Response to Life
By: Hattie Veurink | October 31, 1987
Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life;” and from this biblical concept feminists must look at life and its fulfillment. The Holy Spirit was poured out for ministry; Jesus began after the endument on Him (Luke 4:1). Jesus broke the last barrier of separation that had been imposed on women by tradition. [...]

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Feminism in the Writings of Jacques Ellul
By: Joyce Main Hanks | October 31, 1987
Late in 1981 I dug up one of Ellul’s early articles from the Protestant weekly Réforme: ‘La Femmes et les esprits’ (Women and the spirits) and found what we expect when we know Ellul: a maddening mixture of apparently reactionary views and revolutionary ideas.

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