Women Bishops in the Church of England?

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Church House Publishing, 2004 - 289 páginas
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In July 2000, the General Synod of the Church of England passed a motion asking the House of Bishops to initiate further theological study on the episcopate, focusing on the issues that need to be addressed in preparation for the debate on women in the episcopate in the Church of England. This report is the result of that reflection.

The report sets out as clearly and objectively as possible the options open to the Church of England in this matter and outlines the surrounding theological and practical issues. The report discusses:

the background to the debate;
the historical development of episcopacy;
the parameters for a theologically responsible debate on women and the episcopate;
the development of women's ministry;
the timing - whether now is the right time to ordain women bishops;
the theological and practical consequences of possible future options.
 

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Introduction
1
Episcopacy in the Church of England
8
How should we approach the issue of whether women
66
The development of womens ministry
114
Can it be right in principle for women to be consecrated as
136
The theological and practical issues raised by possible options
200
Would the ordination of women bishops be a legitimate
228
Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion
237
Submissions made to the Working Party
249
General index
280
Index of biblical references
288
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