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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)

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.

This article will lay out a standardized pathway that men can take on their journey to becoming an ally.

Naming God as “Sophia” critically aligns the Divine with a specifically female concept, while also expanding the theological understanding of the character and attributes of God-Sophia.

Is there a way forward beyond the dominant complementarian discourse at this nexus where a predominantly white North American evangelical Christianity has met racial and ethnic others, especially East Asians in the contemporary milieu?