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The Hidden History of Women’s Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West by Gary Macy

6 years ago

312 words

The Roman Catholic leadership still refuses to ordain women officially or even to recognize that women are capable of ordination. But is the widely held assumption that women have always been excluded from such roles historically accurate? In the early centuries of Christianity, ordination was the process and the ceremony by which one moved to…

Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History by Carolyn Osiek, Kevin Madigan

6 years ago

205 words

In a time when the ordination of women is an ongoing and passionate debate, the study of women’s ministry in the early church is a timely and significant one. There is much evidence from documents, doctrine, and artifacts that supports the acceptance of women as presbyters and deacons in the early church. While this evidence…

Genre: History, Religion & Spirituality
Subjects: Feminism, History, Religion, Women Priests