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Ecumenical Classics

Ecumenical Classics

There are two reasons why Catholics greatly profit from studying the movement towards the ordination of women in other Christian Churches:

  1. By studying the heart searching, discussion, prayer and struggle experienced by brothers and sisters who share our Christian faith, we can discern the Holy Spirit at work.
  2. The arguments for or against the ordination of women discussed in the other Churches are closely parallel to those that now occupy the minds and hearts of Catholics.

We are gradually publishing the classic texts on our website. We welcome suggestions and advice in this matter from anyone who can help us.

  See also: Chronology of Major Anglican Documents and actions Concerning Women in Holy Orders, 1862 - 1972  
1964 ‘Concerning the Ordination of Women’, Department on Faith and Order
in preparation
World Council of Churches
1966 Archbishops’ Commission on ‘Women and Holy Orders Anglican Church, UK
1966 Progress Report to the House of Bishops from the Committee to study the Proper Place of Women in the Ministry of the Church Episcopal Church, USA
1968 Working Party, Women in Ministry: a Study
Anglican Church, UK
1970 R. Tiemeyer, ‘The Ordination of Women’
in preparation
Lutheran Church, USA.
1970 Report of the Joint Commission on Ordained and Licensed Ministries Episcopal Church
1970 What is ordination coming to?
Report of a Consultation on the Ordination of Women held in Switzerland in1970
World Council of Churches, published 1971
1972 M. Bruce & G. E. Duffield, ‘Why Not? Priesthood & the Ministry of Women’
 
1972 E. L. Mascall, Women Priests? Anglican Church, UK.
1975 Harold Wilson (ed.), Women Priests? Yes - Now!. Anglican Church, UK.
1975 Robert E. Terwilliger and Urban T. Holmes(eds.), To be a priest. Episcopal Church, USA.
1975 Pro and Con on the Ordination of Women. Report and Papers from The United States Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation, Cincinnati, June 1975. Episcopal Church, USA.
1975 Papers from the Conference of Anglican Theologians on the Ordination of women to the Priesthood and Episcopate St Luke's Journal of Theology, Special Issue, September 1975.
1975 Michael P.Hamilton and Nancy S.Montgomery (eds), The Ordination of Women: Pro and Con. Episcopal Church, USA.
1976 Marianne H. Micks & Charles R. Price (eds.), Toward a New Theology of Ordination: Essays on the Ordination of Women. Episcopal Church, USA.
1976 E. C. Hewitt & S.R.Hiatt, ‘Women Priests, Yes or No?’ Episcopal Church, USA.
1976 C. Heyward, ‘A Priest Forever’
Episcopal Church, USA.
1978 Peter Moore (ed.), Man, Woman, and Priesthood. Anglican Church, UK.
1978 Hugh Montefiori (ed.), Yes to Women Priests. Anglican Church, UK.
1980 C. F. Parvey (ed.), ‘Ordination of Women in Ecumencial Perspective’
World Council of Churches
1981 J. L. Weidman (ed.), ‘Women Ministers’
in preparation
United Methodist Church, USA, and other Churches
1982 E.Margaret Howe, Women and Church Leadership  
1996 Mavis Rose, Freedom From Sanctified Sexism - Women Transforming the Church Anglican Church, Australia.
  More to follow!!  


Wijngaards Institute for Catholic ResearchThis website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

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.

Visit also our websites:Women Deacons, The Body is Sacred and Mystery and Beyond.

You are welcome to use our material. However: maintaining this site costs money. We are a Charity and work mainly with volunteers, but we find it difficult to pay our overheads.


Visitors to our website since January 2014.
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Wijngaards Institute for Catholic ResearchThis website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

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.

Visit also our websites:Women Deacons, The Body is Sacred and Mystery and Beyond.

You are welcome to use our material. However: maintaining this site costs money. We are a Charity and work mainly with volunteers, but we find it difficult to pay our overheads.


Visitors to our website since January 2014.
Pop-up names are online now.



The number is indicative, but incomplete. For full details click on cross icon at bottom right.


Please, support our campaign
for women priests
Join our Women Priests' Mailing List
for occasional newsletters:
Email:
Name:
Surname:
City:
Country:
 
An email will be immediately sent to you
requesting your confirmation.