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Women's Ordination: Why Not!?, Ray C. Roennfeldt Jan 2015

Women's Ordination: Why Not!?, Ray C. Roennfeldt

Administration and Research Book Chapters

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 ...


‘Lifeworlds’ Of Seventh-Day Adventist Female Pastors, Drene Somasundram Jan 2015

‘Lifeworlds’ Of Seventh-Day Adventist Female Pastors, Drene Somasundram

Nursing and Health Book Chapters

This chapter explores the history of the ordination of women in the Seventh-Day Adventist church and how the churches view of women being ordained in the church has changed.