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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)

Many of the conference speakers have written for Priscilla Papers, and I’ve decided to provide a bibliography of these articles. The list below is select, rather than complete.

Sarah Jane Lancaster and Winifred Kiek were ministers and trailblazers in Australia in the early twentieth century.

A theologically insightful chronological overview of how historic hierarchism has been replaced by both revised hierarchism and evangelical egalitarianism.

Feminine language is in the Bible and has been used in Christian worship, which implies that any male-exclusivist position is not an authentically conservative one.

I wish you well as you are blessed by these many resources.

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.