Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 22, 2015
Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is proud to announce that its academic journal, Priscilla Papers, will be included in the American Theological Library Association’s (ATLA) ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®).
ATLA describes the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) as “the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and retrospective indexing for some journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century. Journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope. The fact that many publishers solicit the inclusion of their journals in ATLA RDB is indicative of the stature it has achieved in the community of religion scholars.”
Priscilla Papers’ inclusion in ATLA RDB® comes after the journal instituted a new peer review team under the journal’s editor, Dr. Jeff Miller, and after recent research that exposes the evangelical academy’s strong bias toward patriarchal interpretation of the Bible.
“For years, CBE has decried the absence of non-patriarchal perspectives in evangelical scholarship,” said CBE president, Dr. Mimi Haddad. “Recent research by Dr. Aída Besançon Spencer and CBE intern and Princeton student Emily Zimbrick-Rogers have quantified this lopsidedness, making a strong case that the scholarship found in Priscilla Papers is not just unique, but critical to robust academic conversation about the Bible’s teachings on women. These conversations, which inform seminary courses and church practice, have an enormous impact on the church.”
Priscilla Papers has been published quarterly by CBE since 1987, and is available through subscription or CBE membership. Priscilla Papers has been recognized with seventeen awards from the Evangelical Press Association, and the journal’s full archive is available on CBE’s website.
In its effort to advance a biblical foundation for gift-based rather than gender-based ministry and service, CBE sponsors annual conferences, facilitates local chapters, hosts an online bookstore, and publishes two award-winning journals. For more information, visit http://www.cbeinternational.org.