Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal

The interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal of CBE International.

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord." (Acts 18:26)

If we broaden our scope to a global and centuries-long view, it becomes clear that the church’s primary source of biblical interpretation and application has been preaching.

The marriage guidance in Ephesians 5, rather than subjecting wives, is aimed at bringing the freedom of true Christian community into our homes.

Galatians 3-4 teaches that we must read the Word of God with the barrier-removing Wind of God.

Like Mary of Luke 10, our identity in Christ is not primarily as females or males, but as faithful disciples.

First Corinthians presents Christian women with a time to speak, not a time to be silent.

Like Mary the Mother of Jesus, Christian men and women are called to bring Christ to the world.

Jesus’s encounter with the Syrophoenician woman of Mark 7 changed the minds of the first disciples and has the power to change modern minds as well.

Our interactions with others, including Christians with whom we disagree, should display Christlikeness above all else.  

All of the articles in this issue were presented at conferences, and it also includes two book reviews.

This article considers strategies shared by Islamic and Christian feminists in exposing and upending biased historical and exegetical methodologies that further attitudes, laws, and social practices that marginalize and oppress women.