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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal

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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John McKinley gives an honest and insightful critique of complementarianism, calling for a “Gender Humility” approach.

Kim Dickson brings Pentecostalism, evangelicalism, and atonement theology into conversation with the work of feminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This issue is particularly diverse. Its authors are from all around the world, represent various denominations and professions, and write on a wide range of topics.

Emilienne Loubota was an uncommon hero and a foremother to the women pastors in the Evangelical Church of Congo.