Preachers, prophets & heretics [electronic resource] : Anglican women's ministry / edited by Elaine Lindsay & Janet Scarfe.

Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2012.
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Women in church work -- Australia.
Women and religion -- Australia.
Electronic books.
As the Anglican Church tied itself in legal and theological knots over the ordination of women in the 1980's and early 1990's, the Australian public watched in amazement. The spectacle spilled out of church synods into ecclesiastical tribunals and civil courts, and made media headlines. Twenty years have passed since women were first ordained as priests in 1992. Since then women have become much more visible in the church hierarchy - except in the powerful Diocese of Sydney, the only metropolitan diocese that doesn't allow women priests. More than 500 women have been ordained as priests...
Contents; About the contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CONTEXT; 1. The ordination of Anglican women: Challenging tradition; Notes; 2. Women in the churches before 1992: 'No obtrusive womanhood'; Notes; 3. Australian beginnings: The first Anglican Deaconess; Notes; CONTROVERSY; 4. Challenging Church law: 'Phillimore's rule'; Notes; 5. The organised opposition: 'How can a woman ... ?'; Notes; 6. Movement for the Ordination of Women: Their hearts in their mouths; Notes; PICTURE SECTION; 7. The decision-makers: By what authority?; Notes
8. The Perth ordination: Reflecting on law and grace Notes; 9. The Diocese of Sydney: 'This terrible conflict'; Notes; 10. Women bishops in Australia: Leadership and authority; Notes; 11. Catholic feminism: Pain, prayer and paradox; Notes; CHANGING METAPHORS; 12. An Anglo-Uniting perspective: The journey taken; Notes; 13. The good news in our own language: Re-visioning liturgy; Notes; 14. Sexism in song to lyrics of liberation: Creative hymnody; Notes; 15. Freedom or obedience? Theological education since 1992; Notes; 16. Telling tales of women: Poetry and power; Notes; CHANGING TIMES
17. Veterans of professional ministry: First generation of ordained women Notes; 18. Twenty years a priest: To desire God; Notes; 19. Backlash: The new threat to ordained women; Notes; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Lindsay, Elaine, 1948-
Scarfe, Janet, 1947-