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Reforming Mentor Relationships by Rereading Genesis 1–3

This contextual reading notes that Jesus’s death on the cross, represented by Eve’s offspring crushing the head of the serpent, frees humankind from sin’s consequences and reorders concepts of male dominion for all time.

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Who First Told the Bible’s Stories and Why it Matters

Oral tradition is important for an egalitarian understanding of the Bible—its origins, development, nature, and relevance—because women were among the key players in this stage of the Bible’s development.

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Dharamraj reads the Song of Songs intertextually with the prophetic texts; within a literary culture, texts grow out of a shared linguistic, aesthetic, and ideological substratum, and then influence the interpretation of each other when they are read together.

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Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2

Erdel proposes a dramatically different way of understanding the typological divine-human relationship in Song of Songs: The female beloved is a type of God, and the male lover is the type of unfaithful Israel.

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Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2

This sermon on the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10 argues that the problem to be addressed is neither Martha’s housework nor Mary’s sitting at the feet of Jesus. Instead, the problem is judgment, which should be replaced with celebration of the gifts of others, even when those gifts differ from our own.

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What The Gospel According to Eve tells us is that throughout the entire history of the church, individuals have been fighting to show that female subordination cannot be supported by Scripture.

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Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020

Having evaluated the literary and cultural context of Deut 22:28–29, it is clear that its primary sociological and theological intentions reflect three prominent patriarchal themes.

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Mosaic of Mary and Gabriel.

I recently saw a meme of the Virgin Mary with the words “well-behaved women make history” on it. The meme was a pushback on the pithy saying, “well-behaved women rarely make history.” 

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Illustration of Mary holding baby Jesus.

The story of Jesus’ birth might be the most misquoted and misunderstood story in the gospels. Luke’s gospel account of both the annunciation and the nativity are strikingly unique.

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

Like many other biblical texts, Gen 17:15–16 invades our worldview and reminds us that God sought out covenant partners—both male and female—to bring blessings to all the nations.

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