Non-Fiction Books:

The Ordained Women Deacons

of the Church's First Millennium

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The Ordained Women Deacons by John N.M. Wijngaards
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A recent theological statement from the Roman Catholic Church has increased hopes that while women may not be ordained as priests, their ordination as deacons may soon become reality. This is a new, enlarged edition of a groundbreaking book that gathered historical evidence from ancient liturgies, literature, art and inscriptions on graves to show that the practice of ordaining women as deacons in the first ten centuries of the Church was normative. Women carried out sacramental rites alongside priests and had responsibilities for the care of the Christian community. Recent research has identified over 120 known female deacons - a figure that has tripled since this book's first appearance, under the title No Women in Holy Orders? in 2002. This offers a positive, theological and historical contribution to a debate that is fast gaining momentum in the Catholic Church worldwide.

Author Biography

John Wijngaards is one of the most influential figures in the Roman Catholic church. He founded Housetop, which promotes the spirituality of John Main and has written many books on prayer and Bible study. Formerly Vicar General of the Mill Hill Fathers, he leads the movement for the ordination of women in the Catholic Church and runs the website: www.womenpriests.org
Release date NZ
February 9th, 2012
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Revised ed.
Imprint
Canterbury Press Norwich
Pages
262
Dimensions
140x216x13
ISBN-13
9781848251212
Product ID
19108471

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