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The Hidden History of Women's Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West

Gary Macy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189704
eISBN:
9780199868575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For the first twelve hundred years of Christianity, women were ordained into various roles in the church. References to the ordination of women exist in papal, episcopal, and theological documents of ... More


 The Ministry of Ordained Women

Gary Macy

in The Hidden History of Women's Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189704
eISBN:
9780199868575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189704.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A detailed analysis of the references to and the liturgical functions of four ministries are the focus of this study: episcopae (women bishops), presbyterae (women priests), deaconesses, and ... More


Roles in Public Worship

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The leadership of Methodist worship has always involved men and women, lay and clergy, although there have been limitations placed upon certain categories of people at different times. Unordained ... More


Women and the Shaping of British Methodism: Persistent Preachers, 1807-1907

Jennifer M. Lloyd

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078859
eISBN:
9781781702574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078859.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A response to the prominent Methodist historian David Hempton's call to analyse women's experience within Methodism, this book deals with British Methodist women preachers over the entire nineteenth ... More


Religious Women in the Conversion Period c.Ad 400–600

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The ideal starting point of a study of religious women in early medieval Ireland is the native society into which Christianity obtruded: the pagan religion, the status of women, and the roles of ... More


Women Religious

Timothy Willem Jones

in Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199655106
eISBN:
9780191744952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655106.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the significance of the revival of women’s religious orders on Anglican sexual politics. It compares the revival of the order of deaconesses with that of the sisterhoods, or ... More


Deaconesses, Sisters of the People, and the revival of female itinerancy

Jennifer Lloyd

in Women and the Shaping of British Methodism: Persistent Preachers, 1807-1907

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078859
eISBN:
9781781702574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078859.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes a parallel home development to the opening of foreign missions to women in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. The evolution of the deaconess movement and the ... More


“Prepared to Go or Stay with Equal Graciousness”

Joan C. Tonn

in Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300096217
eISBN:
9780300128024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300096217.003.0023
Subject:
History, Political History

In early October 1931, Mary P. Follett returned to America for the first time in nearly eighteen months. She went back to London with Katharine Furse in December even as she remained anxious about ... More


Creating Primitive Christianity Anew: Wesley’s Ministry in Georgia

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The centrality of Wesley’s vision for restoring primitive Christianity is most clearly seen in the manner he conducted his ministry in Georgia. The application of his view of primitive Christianity ... More


Religious Professionals in Emigrant Ships

Rowan Strong

in Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198724247
eISBN:
9780191791994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724247.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter looks at the religion of those emigrants, and others in emigrant ships, who earned their living from religion. These professionals were principally male clergy, but there were also some ... More


Domesticating Deborah: Disputes about Women’s Leadership in Early Judaism and Christianity

Joy A. Schroeder

in Deborah's Daughters: Gender Politics and Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199991044
eISBN:
9780199359615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199991044.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Early Christian men writing about Judges 4–5 were challenged by the presence of outspoken women of their own day, such as deaconesses, assertive married women, wealthy widows, and female ... More


Anglicanism in Australia, c.1829–1910

Hilary M. Carey

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume III: Partisan Anglicanism and its Global Expansion 1829-c.1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199699704
eISBN:
9780191831812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699704.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The Church of England was planted in Australian at the same time as the first convict settlement and grew to become the largest and most socially diverse of the continent’s Christian churches. ... More


Gender Perspectives: Women and Anglicanism

Cordelia Moyse

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c.1910-present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199641406
eISBN:
9780191838958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641406.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1910 women’s experience of church was distinct from men’s. Women could usually be found in the pew or active in women’s organizations but they did not exercise institutional or liturgical ... More


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