Title

A Biblical and Historical Reflection on the Theology of Ordination and Whether Women May be Ordained as Ministers in the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2015

Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

Tasker, D. (2015). A biblical and historical reflection on the theology of ordination and whether women may be ordained as ministers in the Seventh-day Adventist church. In G. Humble, & R. McIver (Eds.), South Pacific perspectives on ordination: Biblical, theological and historical studies in an Adventist context (pp. 26-43). Cooranbong, Australia : Avondale Academic Press.

ISBN: 9780958159128

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220405 Religion and Society

Abstract

The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church has tried on at least five previous occasions to resolve the issue of whether or not to ordain women ministers. Opposing sides use the same passages of Scripture, demonstrating convincingly that there are more layers to this issue than many care to admit. The chapter explores some of these layers, including historical roots for current practice, a review of the biblical practice of installing leaders, and how various models of Church determine ministry functions. Finally, an evaluation of the reasons given to prevent modern women from following in their steps.

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Staff and students of Avondale College may access South Pacific perspectives on ordination: Biblical, theological and historical studies in an Adventist context from Avondale College library (262.146732 H88).

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