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When Women Were Priests - (Women's Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of Th) by Karen J Torjesen (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Christianity

Series Title: Women's Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of Th

Format: Paperback

Publisher: HarperOne

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: History

Author: Karen J Torjesen

Language: English

TCIN: 76911708
UPC: 9780060686611
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-4009


"In an accessible and engaging style, Torjesen details the historical evidence that women were priests, bishops, and even prophets in the early Christian church. Compelling, relevant reading."--"Ms.""A powerful work of synthesis. Torjesen is nothing short of brilliant in tracing the connection between the church's move from private to public spheres and the corresponding move to suppress women's leadership. The cumulative effect of the book's argument is to make more rationally urgent than ever the removal of this scandal."--Elizabeth A. Johnson, author of "She Who Is""Brilliantly lays bare the historic roots of the church's prejudice against women. A powerful, revealing, insightful book."--RT. REV. John S. Spong, Bishop of Newark"Provacative in argument and engagingly written....Bound to stimulate discussion."--Elizabeth A. Clark, co-editor, "Women and Religion""Absolutely first rate!"--Jouette M. Bassler, associate editor, "The HarperCollins Study Bible"
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