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)

Priscilla Papers, Volume 33, Summer 2019
The Abusive Religious Leaders of John 8: How a Misnamed Story Can Help Religious Institutions Deal with Sexual Assault

Rather than focusing on a woman and her sin, the focus in this story is on a group of sinful, male, religious leaders who use their privilege to try to kill a woman to solidify their power.

Priscilla Papers, Volume 33, Summer 2019
Maria Beulah Woodworth Etter, the Trance Evangelist

Maria Woodworth Etter, known both as the Trance Evangelist and the Mother of the Pentecostal movement, lived and preached in an era when women were required to be silent in church and submit to their husbands.

Priscilla Papers, Volume 33, Summer 2019
Editor's Reflection: Summer 2019

Please know that each issue of Priscilla Papers is a team effort. In addition to CBE staff both female and male, our team of peer reviewers consists of six women and five men. Women influence every item we publish.

Priscilla Papers Volume 33 Spring 2019
Is 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 a Marginal Comment or a Quotation? A Response to Kirk MacGregor

First Corinthians 14 contains the only passage in the Bible that at face value silences women or restricts their ministry in the churches. It is important for all who believe Scripture to understand the truth about this passage.

Priscilla Papers Volume 33 Spring 2019
Lessons from Scripture for Maasai Christianity, Lessons from Maasai Culture for the Global Church

Maasai believers need a Maasai Christianity within which they “feel at home" to “enable women to view the Bible through African eyes and to distinguish and extract from it what is liberating.”

Priscilla Papers Volume 33 Spring 2019
Junia, a Female Apostle: An Examination of the Historical Record

Romans 16:7 presents two interpretive issues. Was the person named Iounian a man or a woman and was Iounian counted as “highly regarded among the apostles” or only “highly regarded by the apostles”?

Priscilla Papers Volume 33 Spring 2019
The Power of Bible Translation

Most people read a translated Bible, a domesticated Bible that by means of translators’ mediation has crossed time, space, language, and culture. Bible translators strive to provide people with access to this ancient text.

Priscilla Papers Volume 33 Spring 2019
Editor's Reflection: Spring 2019
The theme of this issue of Priscilla Papers is Bible Translation. We featured this same theme four years ago, in the spring of 2015, but it is an important topic and worthy of considerable attention.
Priscilla Papers, Volume 33, Winter 2019
The Nashville Statement: A Critical Review

Jamin Hübner offers a detailed analysis of the "Nashville Statement" in hopes of shining a brighter light on the controversial document which addressed human identity, transgenderism, homosexuality, and other related topics. Hübner frames the debate, systematically examines the Statement itself, and concludes with final reflections.

Priscilla Papers, Volume 33, Winter 2019
Early Christianity's Concept of Sexuality

The church of the first five centuries helped define women’s sense of self, integrating their understanding of sexuality and marriage with the redemptive work of Christ, thus encouraging them to contribute to the work of the church.