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Preachers, Prophets and Heretics

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About the Book

As the Anglican Church tied itself in legal and theological knots over the ordination of women in the 1980s and early 1990s, 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 - and they haven't stopped there, some have also gone on to become bishops. This first book to document and analyse the debate includes chapters from key players and observers, including Peter Carnley, the Archbishop of Perth who broke the impasse by ordaining women before national legislation was passed;
About the Author:

Elaine Lindsay is the author of "Rewriting God: Spirituality in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction" and the former coeditor of the "Women-Church" journal. Janet Scarfe is an adjunct research associate for the school of historical studies at Monash University. She served as the national president of the Movement for the Ordination of Women from 1989 to 1995.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781742233376
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of New South Wales Press
  • Depth: 32
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 25 mm
  • Weight: 562 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1742233376
  • Publisher Date: 01 Sep 2012
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 432
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Anglican Women's Ministry
  • Width: 142 mm

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