Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal

The academic journal of CBE International

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

Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2
Women Priests and the Image of God

C. S. Lewis argued against women as priests in his 1948 essay, “Priestesses in the Church?” His reasoning was that a female priest could not adequately represent a male God. Winslow examines this reasoning and finds it lacking.

Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2
Women Leaders at the Table in Early Churches

The tradition of women raising the eucharistic cup is witnessed from the late 100s to the mid-500s, including evidence from the three oldest surviving iconographic artifacts that depict early Christians in real churches.

Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2
Mary and Martha: Celebrating the Gifts of Others

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.

Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2
Exploring the Garden of Feminine Motifs in Songs of Songs

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.

Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2
Editor's Reflection: Spring 2020

Priscilla Papers is created by and for people with a broad range of gifts, professions, callings, and interests. Together, we are advancing evangelical gender egalitarianism.

Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020
What Katharine Bushnell Still Has to Teach Us Today

Catherine Kroeger, the founding president of CBE, stated, “although women had made forays into the field of biblical interpretation, it was to be Katharine Bushnell who would bring out the heavy artillery.”

Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020
“Let Your Yes Be Yes”: Progressing Toward Female Ordination in the Mar Thoma Church

The lack of women’s ordination in the Mar Thoma Church cannot be viewed as an isolated issue but must be seen within the greater religious and cultural context of India.

Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020
A New Family: Jesus and the Coming of the Kingdom of God Reorient the Role of Women in God’s Mission

This article will consider how the coming of the kingdom of God provides “an alternative ordering of society” regarding women in community and leadership

Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020
“Precious Food of True Life”: Christ Our Mother, Female Embodiment, and the Eucharist in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love

Julian of Norwich, in her Revelations of Divine Love, recounts and meditates on her revelations of Christ dying and the significance of his body and blood in his work of salvation and continued work of sustaining us.

Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020
The Case of Virgin Rape: Deuteronomy 22

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.