A History of Women and Ordination: The Priestly Office of Women: God's Gift to a Renewed Church (2nd Revised edition)
By: Ida Raming (author), Bernard Cooke (editor), Gary Macy (editor)Hardback
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During the past half century, few issues have been more prominent and disputed in religious circles than the ordination of women. This has been most acutely felt in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican Churches, but other Christian and Jewish have also been immersed in the debate. For decades, Professor Ida Raming has been one of the leaders in the forefront of the argument in favor of the ordination of women. First published by Scarecrow Press in 1976, Dr. Raming has recently republished her classic German study accompanied by an invaluable updated international bibliography as well as three recent articles that provide scholarly responses to the Vatican's position. This second edition provides an English translation of the new updated German edition. Also provided is an English translation of all the canonical sources quoted by Raming and a chronological bibliography on women's ordination from 1973 to the present. Any scholar interested in this volatile and intriguing question will welcome this scholarly resource.
Ida Raming is a pioneer in the women's ordination movement in the Catholic Church. She is also author of The Exclusion of Women from the Priesthood: Divine Law or Sex Discrimination? (Scarecrow Press, 1976). She was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on June 29, 2002. Bernard Cooke is a prominent U.S. theologian who has served as president of both the College Theology Society and the Catholic Theological Society of America, receiving from the latter its John Courtney Murray Award. Gary Macy is a professor of Religious Studies at the University of San Diego.
Chapter 1 Gratian's Decretum as Source for Sex Discrimination in the Priesthood Chapter 2 Subsequent Influence of Gratian's Decretum on the place of Women in the Church Chapter 3 Decretals as Source for Sex Discrimination in the Priesthood Chapter 4 Summary of the Most Significant Conclusions Chapter 5 Exegetical Excursus on the (Patristic) Scriptural Proof for the Subordination of Women Chapter 6 The Traditional Conception of the Priesthood: An Argument for the Exclusion of Women Chapter 7 Equal Rights for Women in the Church Today: A Requirement of Justice and the Condition for Their Full Development and Cooperation
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