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‘Classic’ articles

‘Classic’ articles and essays

1960 - 1985

Visit also our section of Classic Books, in which we have republished entire books from the 1960-1980 period!
Do not forget our collection of Ancient Classics (Middle Ages - 1800).

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‘Classic’ articles Background information
Elaine Storkey Lecturer, writer and broadcaster
Mary Tanner Called to Priesthood: Interpreting Women's Experience, Feminine in the Church,
edited by Monica Furlong, published by SPCK, London 1984, pp.150-162.
Hull & Bristol Universities
Eric Doyle OFM The Ordination of women in the Roman Catholic ChurchFeminine in the Church Chapter 2. SPCK 1984 Lecturer and Theologian
Arthur Frederick Ide ‘Male Collaboration Against the Female Sex in the Early Church’, in Woman as Priest, Bishop and Laity in the Early Church to 440 A.D., by Arthur Frederick Ide, Ide House 1984, pp. 61-102. Lecturer and Author
John Mahoney The Making of Moral Theology, A Study of the Roman Catholic Tradition, from The Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures 1981-2
Clarendon Press. Oxford
Lecturer and Author
Raymond Brown Episkopê and Episkopos: the New Testament Evidence’, Theological Studies 41 (1980) pp. 322-338.  
Student Christian Movement ‘The Psychological Roots of Male Resistance to Women Priests’, Bristol 1980.  
Raymond Hickey OSA. ‘The Permanent Diaconate ’, London, 1980. Priest
Elaine Pagels What Became of God the Mother? Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity. Taken from Womanspirit Rising pp107-119. Ed. Carol P.Christ and Judith Plaskow. Harper & Row, 1979.  
Fran Ferder ‘A Psychological Investigation of 100 women who feel called to the Priesthood in the Catholic Church’, from Called to Break Bread? by Fran Ferder, 1978. Study sponsored by ‘Priests for Equality’ and the ‘Quixote Centre’. The study was conducted by nine specialists from different academic disciplines
Anne Marie Pelzer St. Joan’s International Alliance, Brussels 1977, The Journal of St. Joan’s International Alliance. President of the International Alliance for many years
Jean-Marie Aubert ‘Women Priests?’
from La femme: antiféminisme et christianisme, Cerf - Desclée, Paris 1975.
Professor of the University of Strassbourg, France
Anne E Patrick Women and Religion: A Survey of signifacant Literature, 1965-1974, Theological Studies, vol.36, (1975), pp 737-765. Divinity School, University of Chicago
Edward J.Kilmartin Apostolic Office: Sacrament of Christ Theological Studies, 36 (1975), pp 243-264. Weston College School of Theology
Peter Hünermann Conclusions Regarding the Female Diaconate Theological Studies, 36 (1975), pp 325-333. Professor of the Catholic Theological Faculty of Tübingen, Germany
Elizabeth Carroll, RSM Women and MinistryTheological Studies,36 (1975) pp 660-687 Center of Concern
Washington DC
Eric Doyle OFM The Ordination of Women, the State of the Question in the Roman Catholic Church, Canterbury 1975 Theologian, Lecturer & Author
Raymond E. Brown Roles of Women in the Fourth Gospel, Theological Studies 36 (1975) pp. 688-699. Union Theological Seminary, New York
Mary Aquin O'Neill Toward a Renewed Anthropology, Theological Studies 36 (1975) pp 725-736. Loyola College, Baltimore
Joan Morris Against Nature and God, a history of women with clerical ordination and the jurisdiction of Bishops, Mowbrays, 1974, pp 178-184. Lecturer and Journalist
Groupe de Recherches et d’Informations Feministes, Brussels, Belgium. ‘Féminitude et féminisme’, in Le Feminisme pour quoi faire? Les Cahiers du GRIP, n° 1, Brussels, Nov., 1973. (Enlish translation)  
Eric Doyle OFM God and the Feminine, from The Clergy Review, Vol. LVI November 1971 Theologian, Lecturer & Author
C.S.Lewis Priestesses in the Church, from his book Undeceptions, Bles 1971, pp. 192-197 Religious writer.
René van Eyden ‘Women Ministers in the Catholic Church?’, Sisters Today, 40 (December 1968) Number 4, pp 211 - 226. Professor at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Jan Peters ‘Is There Room for Women in the Functions of the Church?’, Concilium 4th. year (1968) volume no. 34, pp. 126-138. Professor of Dogmatic Theology & Spirituality, Venray
Gregory Baum ‘The Credibility of the Church Today’
from The Credibility of the Church Today pp 121 - 176. Burns and Oates Limited, London 1968.
Theologian
Charles Davies ‘A Question of Conscience’pp 182-229
Published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1967.
Theologian
Rosemary Lauer Women Clergy for Rome? in The Christian Century, Vol. LXXXIII, No.37, Sept.14, 1966.

Theologian and writer, USA
Josefa Theresia Münch “Catholic Women Priests?”, in the German Catholic weekly Der christliche Sonntag, 10th Oct. 1965.
Letters to the Pope
Letter to pope John Paul ll
Should Women be silent in the Church
Theologian and writer, Germany
Karl Rahner The Charismatic Element in The Church, The Dynamic Element in the Church, New York, 1964, pp. 42-83. Theologian and writer, Germany.
 

even older classics!

 
John Henry Newman ‘On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine’, the Rambler July 1859. theologian, writer, Cardinal


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The Institute is known for issuing academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church. These have included scholars' declarations on the need of collegiality in the exercise of church authority, on the ethics of using contraceptives in marriage and the urgency of re-instating the sacramental diaconate of women.

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