Women Priests. Why not…? historical, theological and ecumenical reflections by Ma Jose Arana y Maria Salas

Women Priests. Why not…?

historical, theological and ecumenical reflections

by Mª José Arana y María Salas.

translation from the spanish Mujeres Sacerdotes ¿Por qué No…?, Publicaciones Claretianas, Madrid 1994; ISBN: 84-7966-078-3; republished here with the permission of the author.

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  • Introduction
  • Statement of purpose

Part I. The priesthood of women

by Mª José Arana

  1. Scripture and Tradition : Fundamental Explanations
  2. The Vocation to the Priesthood and Women
  3. Reasons why Historically Women have been Refused Entry into the Priesthood
  4. Women Priests in Ancient Times
  5. Abbesses and Nuns. The Power of Jurisdiction and Clerical Insignias
  6. Some Data on Women in the Primitive Church
  7. Is it Evident that Jesus Did Not Want Women as Priests?
  8. The Question of Symbolism
  9. Other Questions Regarding the Ordination of Women

Part II. The Priesthood of Women in Christian Churches

by María Salas

not yet translated from the Spanish

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