When Jesus chose only men among the Twelve, he did NOT establish a
permanent norm to exclude women from ordained ministries
When Jesus chose only men among the Twelve,
he did NOT establish a permanent norm
to exclude women from ordained
select readings from our site
- The Scriptural Argument in Ordinatio
Sacerdotalis, R. Bieringer, Bijdragen 62 (2001) pp. 129 -
- The twelve apostles
were men - -, I. Raming, Orientierung 56
(1992) pp. 143-146.
Christ conform to social myth?, J. Wijngaards, DCROWP 1986, pp.
- The Ministry of Women according to the New
Testament, E. M. Tetlow, WMNT 1980, ch. 3.
- The Role of Women According to Jesus and
the Early Church, R. J. Karris, WPFD 1978, pp.
- The Biblical Evidence, Ch.
Evans, YWP 1978, pp. 16-29.
- The Twelve, E. Schüssler
Fiorenza, WP 1977, pp. 114-121.
- Did Jesus Exclude Women from
Priesthood?, S. M. Schneiders, WP 1977,
- Pro and Con: The Ordination of Women in the
New Testament, R. H. Fuller, TNTO 1976, pp. 1-11.
- Christ, Revelation, and the Ordination of
Women, A. A. Vogel, TNTO 1976, pp. 42-51.
- The Authority of Scripture, P.
Lakeland, CWBP 1975, pp. 31-46.
- Women and Ministry, E. Carroll,
Theological Studies 36 (1975) pp. 660 - 687.
- Holy Scripture, H. van der Meer,
WPCC 1973, pp. 10-45.
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