Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2015

Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

Roennfeldt, R. (2015). Women's ordination: Why not!?. In G. J. Humble & R. K. McIver (Eds.). South Pacific perspectives on ordination: Biblical, theological and historical studies in an Adventist context (pp. 13-25). Cooranbong: Avondale Academic Press.

ISBN: 9780958159128

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified

Abstract

The issue of ordination of women to ministry has been the cause of fierce debate within many Christian communions. For instance, the Anglican Church has struggled to come to terms with the issue, accepting female ordinands in some regions, but not in others. While Roman Catholicism officially holds to the view that it is inappropriate to ordain women to the priesthood, many within that faith communion would accept female priests. The US –based Southern Baptist Convention allowed ordination of women for a period, and then reversed its decision, thereby creating a continuing chaotic situation. Within Seventh-day Adventism, the debate over the ordination of women has raged fiercely over several decades.

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Used by permission: the author

© 2015 Ray C. W. Roennfeldt

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