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Author Lindsay, Elaine, 1948-

Title Preachers, prophets & heretics : Anglican women's ministry / edited by Elaine Lindsay & Janet Scarfe
Published Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2012


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 MELB  262.1430994 Lin/Ppa  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary "As the Anglican Church tied itself in legal and theological knots over the ordination of women in the 1980s and early 1990s, the Australian public watched in amazement. The spectacle spilled out of church synods into ecclesiastical tribunals and civil courts, and made media headlines. Twenty years have passed since women were first ordained as priests in 1992. Since then women have become much more visible in the church hierarchy - except in the powerful Diocese of Sydney, the only metropolitan diocese that doesn't allow women priests. More than 500 women have been ordained as priests - and they haven't stopped there, some have also gone on to become bishops. This first book to document and analyse the debate includes chapters from key players and observers, including Peter Carnley, the Archbishop of Perth who broke the impasse by ordaining women before national legislation was passed; religion producer and broadcaster Rachael Kohn, and the Very Reverend Dr Jane Shaw, an internationally recognised author and commentator."--pubisher
Analysis Anglican Church (Australasia)
Religion (Australasia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience General
Notes Issued also in various ebook formats
Subject Anglican Church of Australia.
Ordination of women -- Anglican Church of Australia
Women priests -- Australia -- History.
Author Lindsay, Elaine, 1948-
Scarfe, Janet, 1947-
ISBN 9781742233376 (paperback)
Other Titles Preachers, prophets and heretics