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A still small voice : women, ordination, and the church

Author: Frederick W Schmidt
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1996.
Series: Women and gender in North American religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing from interviews of fifty ordained and seminary-trained women, Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr. explores the bureaucratic and cultural underpinnings of the church that continues to bar women from positions of authority. Writing as a seminary-trained sociologist, Schmidt concentrates on the roles of clergywomen in five denominations - Episcopal, United Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, Southern Baptist, and Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Schmidt, Frederick W.
Still small voice.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)632743587
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick W Schmidt
ISBN: 9780815626831 0815626835 081560372X 9780815603726
OCLC Number: 32549253
Description: xv, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Behind the facade --
The Episcopal Church : a hierarchical and male-dominated culture --
The United Methodist Church : of celebration and behavior --
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America : hand in hand to the arena, crucified alone --
The Southern Baptist Convention : the priesthood of some believers --
The Roman Catholic Church : a defining and excluding bureaucracy --
A still small voice.
Series Title: Women and gender in North American religions.
Responsibility: Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr. ; with a foreword by Betty Bone Schiess.

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This text looks at the roles of clergywomen in five denominations - Episcopal, United Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, Southern Baptist, and Roman Catholic - and argues that there has been a  Read more...

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