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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 1987

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 Summer 1987 Volume 1 Issue 3

Summer 1987

Volume: 1 | Number: 3

Thinking Outside of the Box

The importance of separating some biblical texts from their cultural and historical settings, a review of the book Is God the Only Reliable Father?, and an illustration of the Greek notion of the “head” as “source.”


A Plea for Restraint
By: Richard Kroeger | July 30, 1987
At the evangelical colloquium on women and the Bible, I introduced the section on biblical hermeneutics (the art of interpreting Scripture) by saying that the most crucial issues for evangelicals in the modern world of biblical studies were not in the arena of the so-called "Battle for the Bible" (inerrancy and authority). Important as these [...]

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An Illustration of the Greek Notion of
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | July 30, 1987
The biblical insistence that the source of woman lay in man means that woman is fully human and fully equal because she partakes of the same substance as man, "bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh." She too is made in God's image (Genesis 5: 1-3).

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Is God the Only Reliable Father?
By: Alvera Mickelsen | July 31, 1987
Tennis does not defend patriarchy. Neither does she defend efforts to rid God of "maleness." Rather, she presents God the Father as a model for earthly fathers.

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