'The Ordination of Women: Pro and Con'. Table of Contents. Edited by Michael P.Hamilton and Nancy S.Montgomery

The Ordination of Women: Pro and Con

Edited by Michael P.Hamilton and Nancy S.Montgomery, Morehouse Barlow Co, 1975.
Republished on our website with the necessary permissions.


  Foreword   vii
  Introduction   ix
1. The Theological Case for Women's Ordination Marianne H. Micks 2
2. The Theological Case Against Women's Ordination The Rt. Rev. Stanley Atkins 18
3. Why I Believe I am Called to the Priesthood The Rev. Suzanne R. Hiatt 30
4. My Objections to Ordaining Women The Rev. David R. Stuart (Pseud.) 44
5. Why I Ordained a Woman in Philadelphia The Rt. Rev. Daniel Corrigan 56
6. Why I Will Not Ordain a Woman Until General Convention Authorizes Me The Rt. Rev. Ned Cole 70
7. The Witness and Experience of Other Churches  
  I. The Protestant Churches James H. Smylie 82
  II. The Swedish Lutheran Church The Rev. Kerstin Berglund 102
  III. The Roman Catholic Church The Rev. George H. Tavard 112
  IV. The Orthodox Churches The Rev. John Meyendorff 128
8. The Experience in Anglicanism Hugh McCullum 136
9. Where Do We Go From Here:
Prospects for the 1976 Convention
The Rev. Richard J. Anderson 154
  Appendices   178
  Notes   199

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