Women Priests in the Catholic Church?
A Theological-Historical Investigation
by Haye van der Meer, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1973.
Republished on our website with the necessary permissions
First published as Priestertum der Frau? © 1969 by Verlag Herder, K. G., Freiburg im Breisgau
Translated and with a Foreword and Afterword by Arlene and Leonard Swidler
|Foreward by Cynthia C.Wedel||vii|
|1. Jesus and the Apostles Chose Only Men||10|
|2. The Texts from 1 Cor. 11||15|
|3. The Texts from 1 Cor. 14||20|
|4. The Texts from 1 Tim. 2||23|
|5. Divine Law or Church Law in Scripture?||26|
|6. Quaedam capitula||32|
|7. The Same Subject?||34|
|8. The Subjection of Woman||36|
|9. Surmounted and Canonized Rabbinism||39|
|III.||The Church Fathers||46|
|1. The Decisive Texts||47|
|2. No Accord on Woman||59|
|3. The Other Subject of the Patristic Statements||68|
|4. The Fathers Themselves Progress Beyond Their Own Principles||72|
|6. Afterword on Deaconesses||86|
|IV.||The Teaching Office of the Church||90|
|Evaluation of the Texts||99|
|V.||Theological Speculation (Ratio Theologica)||106|
|1. The Power of Jurisdiction||106|
|-a. The Secular Jurisdiction of Women||112|
|-b. Have There Been Women with Spiritual Jurisdiction?||115|
|2. The Bridegroom||128|
|3. The Begetter of the Life of Grace||143|
|4. Mary Was Not a Priest||151|
|5. The Situation of the Primitive Church||154|
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