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Overview One of the most common arguments against the ordination of women deacons is that it represents a break with the orthodox tradition. In this engagingly written new book, John Wijngaards, in a careful examination of historical evidence such as histories, written documents, and tombstones, shows that countless women served as sacramentally ordained deacons in the early centuries of Christianity. Wijngaard's book contributes to the conversation about the role of women in today's churches, and offers us a fascinating look at an overlooked element in Christian history.
Citations And Professional Reviews Women Deacons in the Early Church: Historical Texts and Contemporary Debates by John Wijngaards has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Commonweal - 03/23/2007 page 26
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher The Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN 0824523938 ISBN13 9780824523930
Availability 0 units.
More About John Wijngaards
John Wijngaards is one of the most influential figures in the Roman Catholic Church. He founded Housetop, which promotes 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