of Woman in a Man's Church

by Arlene Swidler
First published by Paulist Press, New York, 1972.
Republished on our website with the necessary permissions

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What's a Woman and Who Decides?

p. 11

Woman in a Man's Book

p. 29

Pray, Sisters and Brothers

p. 45

Beyond the Collection Basket

p. 65

What's a Good Marriage and Who Decides?

p. 83




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Rev. Elsie Gibson, When the Minister Is a Woman, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1970. pp. 7071.

Woman Liberated by Lois Gunden Clemens. Copyright ®1971 by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pa. 15683. Reprinted by Permission.

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Prof. Rosemary Ruether, “Are Women’s Colleges Obsolete?” Reprinted from THE CRITIC, copyright ®1968 by the Thomas More Association, 180 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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Retreat to Tokenism by Rev. Elizabeth Miller, reprinted with permission of the Division of Christian Social Concern, American Baptist Convention, Valley Forge, Pa.

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