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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 2022

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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36.1 Priscilla Papers Winter 2022

Winter 2022

Volume: 36 | Number: 1

Overcoming the Effects of Sin

This issue of Priscilla Papers is all about how promoting evangelical egalitarianism requires good biblical exegesis. But it also goes beyond that to the broader challenges of identifying and overcoming the effects of sin.


Editor's Reflection: Winter 2022
By: Jeff Miller | February 3, 2022
If patriarchy and androcentrism are results of sin, and if [recent Bible] translations work against patriarchy and androcentrism, then perhaps we can say they are part of overcoming the effects of sin—the theme of this issue of Priscilla Papers.

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Rape, Dismemberment, and Chaos in Judges 19–21
By: Kimberly Dickson | February 3, 2022
The unifying theme of Judges 19–21 is the dismal failure of Israel to care for their most vulnerable, ultimately contributing to the demise of the nation. This theme is the culmination of two different agendas within the story.

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Uncovering and Dismantling Barriers for Women Pastors
By: Heather Matthews | February 3, 2022
A myriad of barriers—theological, cultural, historical, sociological, and institutional—continue to keep women clergy from flourishing at all levels of leadership and must be addressed for women in the church to gain equality with men.

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(Mis)Understanding Submission, Sin, and Self-Esteem:  A Theological and Psychological Perspective
By: E. Janet Warren | February 3, 2022
Sin is multidimensional in meaning, and both submission and self-esteem have both positive and negative aspects. I suggest that a theological examination of these concepts, in dialogue with psychology, can add a valuable dimension to current discussions on gender equality.

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Preacher Woman: A Critical Look at Sexism without Sexists
By: Heather Matthews | September 30, 2021
Preacher Woman is an academic work, yet it is a must-read for anyone in church leadership who desires to empower women in leadership and is willing to take a critical look at their own church culture.

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Come Let Us Reason Together: ETS 2021 Annual Meeting Recap
By: Mimi Haddad | December 8, 2021
Complementarian colleagues and egalitarian allies welcomed women leaders, including their wisdom and moral agency as necessary in leading the Evangelical Theological Society in the future.

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