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A History of Women and Ordination: The Ordination of Women in a Medieval Context - A History of Women and Ordination (Hardback)
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A History of Women and Ordination: The Ordination of Women in a Medieval Context - A History of Women and Ordination (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 04/09/2002
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This first volume contains two studies, the first by Gary Macy, one of the series editors, and the other by Fr. John Hilary Martin. Macy provides the background to the earliest understanding of 'ordination' and discusses some of the controversy surrounding the change in the definition of the term in the 12th century. Until that time 'ordination' meant, 'installed,' as a king was said to be ordained when he was crowned king; a deacon was ordained into the diaconate and so was a deaconess. Then the theologians and canonists of the period insisted that the only 'true' ordination was to those roles that served at the altar, and that, furthermore, only men could serve in those roles.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810843271
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 234 x 165 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The book should find a home in any number of libraries large and small. * Worship *
A very interesting read. * Journal of Ecclesiastical History *
This book is a fine piece of historical research, clear and unbiased. It is amply footnoted and includes a substantial bibliography...it belongs in every college library and should be read carefully by anyone who teaches ecclesiology or sacramental theory. In fact, it is useful for anyone interested in the development of doctrine. * Horizons: The Magazine of Presbyterian Women *
This is an excellent source-book, indispensable in any collection on the debate about women priests....an outstanding production. -- Dr. John Wijngaards * Church Times *

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