The Call For Women Bishops by Harriet Harris

The Call For Women Bishops Author: Harriet Harris
eBook Title: The Call For Women Bishops
ISBN10: 0281056218
ISBN13: 978-0281056217
Language: English
Publisher: SPCK Publishing (October 14, 2004)
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Size ePub vers.: 1606 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1300 kb
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Rating: 3.8
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A stimulating collection of specially commissioned articles advancing the case for ordaining women bishops. The Church of England is currently debating whether to admit women to the episcopate. Many churches in the Anglican Communion have already done so - or have agreed in principle to do so without as yet electing or appointing any women as bishops. This book argues the case for women bishops by addressing the significance of scripture and tradition, issues of authority, the need for change, as well as the place of bishops in the church and the world. Contributors include the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion, as well as a range of bishops, other clergy and laypeople, male and female, from Africa, the USA, Australia, England, Scotland, and New Zealand, from the Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches. The result is a compelling book which speaks with authority both on the role of bishops in the Christian tradition and of the experiences of male and female clergy and laity in the twenty-first-century world-wide church.