If you yourself have material that is relevant to our discussion and that you would be prepared to see published in our Womens Ordination/Catholic Internet Library, please, let me know.
|Research Texts by Scholars||Academic position|
|2015||Ida Raming||Mary - Prophet and Priest. A forgotten, suppressed truth. Could she open the door to women's ordination?||Theologian|
|2015||Ida Raming||The far too long story of discrimination against women because of their sex||Theologian|
|2015||NCR Staff||Early Women Leaders: from Heads of House Churches to Presbyters||NCR Staff in consultation with Scholars|
|2008||John Wijngaards||Women Bishops? Views in the Roman Catholic Church, Official and Otherwise Women as Bishops, 2008, pp. 31-42||Full background info here.|
|2007||John Wijngaards||Women leaders and the Catholic Church? Catholics for a changing Church London 2007||Full background info here.|
|2007||Aaron Milavec||Priesthood and Jesus' Jewish inspiration (some extracts from "Salvation Is from the Jews" (John 4:22): Saving Grace in Judaism and Messianic Hope in Christianity, Liturgical Press, July 2007.||Emeritus Professor of Theology|
|2006||John Wijngaards||Church without Women Leaders. Will women ever govern the Roman Catholic Church?, The Geneva Post Quarterly, November 2006,||Full background info here.|
|2004||Michelle A.Gonzalez||Hans urs von Balthazar and Contempory Feminist Theology Theological Studies, 65 (2004) Vol.65, no.3, Sept.2004||Ph.D. in systematic and philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Assistant professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.|
|2003||Cherie Booth||A Catholic Perspective on Human Rights, The Tablet, 21st June 2003, pp. 4-7.||Crown Court Judge, wife of UK prime minister Tony Blair|
|2002||Richard R. Gaillardetz||The Ordinary Magisterium: Unresolved Questions, Theological Studies 63 (2002) pp. 447-471.||University of St. Thomas School of Theology|
|2002||Richard R. Gaillardetz||The Reception of Doctrine: New Perspectives, in Authority in the Roman Catholic Church, Ashgate, 2002, pp. 95-114.||University of St. Thomas School of Theology|
|2002||Mary Grey||The Ordination of Women - Seeking a New Approach, AGM, Catholic Women's Ordination, May 2002||Theology/ Nijmegen University/ University of Southampton|
|2002||Ruth Hoppin||The Book of the Hebrews Revisited: Implications of the Theology of Hebrews for Gender Equality Pacific Coast Region/Society of Biblical Literature meeting, St. Marys College, Moraga, CA||Free-lance writer and independent researcher in New Testament studies|
|2002||Damien Casey||The Fractio Panis and the Eucharist as Eschatological banquet, Mcauley Electronic Journal 2 (2002).||Theology Department, Mcauley University Australia|
|2002||Klaus Lüdicke||Protection by Virtue of the Law?, Orientierung 66 (2002) pp. 178 - 181, 15 Sept 2002||Professor in Church Law, Münster, Germany|
|2002||Roy P. Fisher||Sexuality, Gender and Christian Identity in the Fourth and Early fifth Centuries, Dissertation, 2002||Independent researcher|
|2001||René van Eyden||The Creation of Womanhood: A Hierarchical Construction, Olhares feministas sobre a Igreja Católica, cadernos no 9, Publicações CDD, São Paulo 2001.||Professor emeritus University of Utrecht, the Netherlands|
|2001||Reimund Bieringer||The Scriptural Argument in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, Bijdragen 62 (2001) 129-142||New Testament Professor, Louvain, Belgium|
|2001||Marie Louise Uhr||Womens Ordination: Barriers and Boundaries, WomenChurch 28 (2001) pp. 11-16.||Biochemist and Theologian. Founder of Ordination of Catholic Women in Australia.|
|2001||Aruna Gnanadason||We will pour our ointment on the feet of the church, Womens Ordination Conference, Dublin 2001.||Theologian, World Council of Churches, Geneva|
|2001||John Collins||Contextualising Dorothea Reiningers Women Deacons, for Womens Ordination. Catholic Internet Library. This is an excellent introduction to the complex issues surrounding the future diaconate of women.||Scriptural theologian (Diakonia, Reinterpreting the ancient Sources (1990) and Are all Christians Ministers? (1992)|
|2000||Gary Macy||The Ordination of Women in the Early Middle Ages, Theological Studies 61 (2000) pp 481 -507.||Theologian, University of St. Diego|
|2000||John Wijngaards||Christian Autonomy and the Church, Theological Conference, Newman College, Birmingham, 24 June 2000.||Theologian, author|
|2000||Elizabeth Price||Seeing Sin where None Is, Catholics for a Changing Church, New Blackfriars 2000. Polish Translation.||Theologian, researcher|
|2000||Peter Morea||Catholic Patriarchy from
Towards a Liberal Catholicism.
Psychology and Four Women
SCM Press. 2000, pp.96-110.
Formerly a lecturer at Middlesex University
|2000||Roy P. Fisher||Sexuality, Gender and Christian Identity in the Fourth and Early Fifth Centuries, Uuiversity of Wales, Cardiff. M. Th. 30.9.2000.|
|1999||Angela Berlis||The Ordination of Women: A Test Case for Conciliarity, Concilium 1999, pp. 77-84.||Theologian, Professor Nijmegen University|
|1999||Joseph Ratzinger||Infallibility Explored, Céide May/June 1999, vol 2 no 5, pp. 28-29.||Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine in Rome.|
|1999||Ladislas Orsy||Infallibility Explored - the Professor replies, Céide May/June 1999, vol 2 no 5, pp. 30-34.||Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Washington.|
|1999||Report on the Participation of Women in the Catholic Church in Australia prepared by the Research Management Group.||Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus.
Harper Collins Religious, Australia 1999.
|A Research Project undertaken for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference by the Bishops' Committee for Justice, Development and Peace, Australian Catholic University and the Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutions.|
|1999||Tina Beattie||The Female Body and the Sacramental Priesthood in neo-orthodox Catholic Theology in Gods Mother, Eves Advocate, University of Bristol 1999, pp. 56 - 66.||University of Bristol, UK|
|1999||Ida Raming||Male discourse about
God in the liturgy and its effects on women, Lumen Vitae,
Revue Internationale de Catéchèse et de Pastorale 55 (1999)
pp. 47 - 57.
French: Le discours masculin sur Dieu dans la liturgie et ses effets sur les femmes..
|Doctor in theology, author of many books, including the classic On the exclusion of women from the ministry in the Church (1970).|
|1999||Hermann Josef Pottmeyer||Refining the Question about Women's Ordination, from http://www.religion-online.org/theology/pottmeyer_refining.htm (1999)||Theologian, Bochem University, Germany|
|1998||Suzanne Tunc||Meals of the Community, from Des Femmes aussi Suivant Jésus, Paris 1998, pp 69-77.||Author|
|1998||eds. Ann Bedeleem and Ilse van Halst||Who may dwell within your Tent?, The Commission on Women and the Church of the Belgian Bishops' Conference, Louvain 1998, pp.55-67|
|1998||Umberto Eco||The exclusion of women from the priesthood according to Thomas Aquinas, from Croire en Quoi?, Rivages Poche/Petite bibliothèque, 1998.||Theologian and author.|
|1998||Tina Beattie||A Man and Three Women. Hans, Adrienne, Mary and Luce, New Blackfriars, vol.79 (February 1998), no.924, pp. 97-105.||University of Bristol, UK|
|1998||Marie-Thérèse Van Lunen Chenu||Human rights in the Church: a non-right for women in the Church? in Human Rights. The Christian contribution, July 1998.||Lawyer and Journalist.|
|1998||John Wijngaards||God and our new Selves, paper presented at a consultation convoked by the Council of European Bishops Conferences, Vienna 1998. Religioni e Sette del Mondo 4 (1998) pp. 172 - 193.||Missionary Institute, London, UK; affil. Louvain University, Belgium.|
|1998||Marie Louise Uhr||Obedience a Questionable Virtue, St Mark's Review, 173, pp 3-9, 1998.||Biochemist and Theologian. Canberra University, Australia|
|1998||Nelson H Minnich||The voice of theologians in general councils from Pisa to Trent, Theological Studies 1998, vol. 59 no3 p. 420-41.||Professor of Renaissance and Reformation history, Catholic University of America, Washington|
|1997||John H. Wright||Patristic Testimony on Womens 0rdination in INTER INSIGNIORES, Theological Studies 58 (1997) 516-526.||Gregorian University, Rome; Berkeley University, USA|
|1997||Elizabeth A. Johnson||Basic Linguistic Options: God, Women, Equivalence, from She Who Is. The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse, Crossroad, 1997, pp.42-57.||Fordham University, USA|
|1997||Kim E. Power||Of godly men and medicine: ancient biology and the Christian Fathers on the nature of woman. Keynote paper at the "Ordination of Catholic Women" Conference, Melbourne 1997; published in Women-church.||La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia|
|1997||Tina Beattie||A discipleship of love : Mary of Bethany and the ministry of women by Tina Beattie, published in The Month, May 1997, pp171-175.||University of Bristol, UK|
|1997||Dorothea McEwan||The Ordination Of Women - A Living Tradition, Pogranicza Wrazliwosci w Literaturze i Kulturze Dawnej Oraz Wspolczesnie-Konfrontacje, Szczecin, 2-4 June 1997, Poland. Polish translation by Piotr Urbanski (seen best with Internet Explorer).||Librarian and Research Scholar at Warburg Institute, London|
|1997||Annie Lally Milhaven||The Inferior Mix. The Real Reasons Why the Catholic Church Does Not Ordain Women, Conscience, 18 (1997) no 3, pp.12-14.||Writer, lecturer, and adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island|
|1997||Ann Mary Clement||Women Disciples,
Focus 17 (1997), pp. 255-260
Pastoral Institute, Multan, Pakistan
Jesus of Nazareth, Christ the Liberator
Chapter 6 from Systematic Theology - Perspectives from Liberation
Theology by Carlos Bravo and edited by Jon Sobrino, S.J. and Ignacio
SCM Press Ltd 1996 pp. 106-123
Systematic Christology: Jesus Christ, the
Absolute Mediator of the Reign of God Chapter 7 from Systematic Theology
- Perspectives from Liberation Theology
by Jon Sobrino and edited by Jon Sobrino, S.J. and Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J.
SCM Press Ltd 1996 pg 124-145
|Father Jon Sobrino, is a prominent Roman Catholic teacher and proponent of liberation theology who teaches at the University of Central America in San Salvador|
|1996||Ignacio Ellacuría||The Crucified People, Chapter 15 from Systematic Theology - Perspectives from Liberation Theology||Jesuit philosopher and theologian who teaches at the University of Central America in San Salvador|
|1996||Klaus Nientiedt||How Binding? Ordinatio sacerdotalis unleashes debate on the Magisterium, Herder Korrespondenz 9 (1996) pp. 461-466.||Journalist and Theologian|
|1996||Constantinos Yokarinis||Patristic elements towards a theological anthropology of woman as a human being and as woman in her difference from man,, lecture in Warsaw 1996.||Orthodox Theologian, Greece|
|1996||Tina Beattie||Mary, the Virgin Priest?, The Month 257 (December 1996) pp. 485 - 493.||University of Bristol, UK|
|1996||Richard R. Gaillardetz||Infallibility and the Ordination of Women, Louvain Studies 21 (1996), pp. 3-24.||University of St. Thomas School of Theology|
|1996||Joseph Dunn||Secret Priests (about the Czech women priests), from No vipers in the Vatican, Columba Press pp. pp. 235-251.||Journalist|
|1996||Joseph Dunn||A Council in the likeness of Pope John, from No vipers in the Vatican, Columba Press pp. pp. 133-142.||Journalist|
|1995||Hans Küng||Women's Ordination and Infallibility, The Tablet 16 December 1995, pp. 1618-1620.||Theologian, Tübingen University|
|1995||John E Thiel||Tradition and reasoning: a nonfoundationalist perspective, Theological Studies 56 (Dec. '95), pp. 627-51.||.|
|1995||Ida Raming||Ignored opportunities for women in canon law, from Theology Digest 42:3 (Fall, 1995) pp. 235-238||Doctor in theology, author of many books.|
|1995||Kim E.Power||The Rehabilitation of Eve in the De institutione uirginis of Ambrose of Milan , in Religion in the Ancient World: New Themes and Approaches, ed. M. Dillon, Amsterdam. Hakkert, pp. 367-382.||La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia|
|1995||Caroline Vander Stichele||Is Silence Golden?
Paul and Women's Speech in Corinth, in Louvain Studies, vol.20 (1995) pp.241-253.
|Catholic University of Tilburg, The Netherlands|
|1994||Anne Jensen||Is the ordination of women an ecumenical problem?, Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift 84 (1994) vol.4, pp. 210 - 228.||University of Graz, Austria|
|1993||Anne Baring and Jules Cashford||Eve: the Mother of All Living and Eve in Christian Culture from from The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image (Penguin Books, 1991) pp. 486-546.||Lecturers and authors|
|1993||Mary Ann Rossi||The Legitimation of the Abuse of Women in Christianity, Feminist Theology 4 (1993) pp. 57 - 63.||Governors Commission on the Status of Women, Wisconsin|
|1993||Anne Jensen||PriscaMaximillaMontanus: who was the founder of Montanism?, Studia Patristica 26 (1993) pp. 147-150||University of Graz, Austria|
|1993||Anne Jensen||The Representation of Christ, Ecclesiastical Office, and Presiding at the Eucharist , Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 40 (1993) pp. 282-297.||University of Graz, Austria|
|1993||Nancy Tuana||The Less Noble Sex. Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature , Preface only, Indiana University Press||Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University and founding director of Rock Ethics Institute|
|1993||Jeanne Pieper||The Forbidden Subject: The Ordination of Women and New Roles for Women in the Institutional Church from The Catholic Woman, Los Angeles 1993.||Journalist, author and scriptwriter|
|1993||Joanna Schiessl||Priesthood for Women Published in Stimmen der Zeit 118 (1993) no 2; translated by Mary Dittrich||Unknown|
|1992||Kari Elisabeth Børresen||The Ordination of Women: To Nurture Tradition by Continuing Inculturation, Studia Theologica 46 (1992) pp. 3-13.||University of Oslo, Sweden|
|1992||Susan Rakoczy IHM||Subjects or Objects? Women within Catholic Social Teaching, Studia Theologica 46 (1992) pp. 3-13.||Religious Sister|
The twelve apostles were men - - , Orientierung 56 (1992) pp. 143-146.
|Doctor in theology, author of On the exclusion of women from the ministry in the Church (1970); etc.|
|1991||Gertrud Jaron Lewis||God and the Human Being in the Writings of Gertrud of Helfta, Vox Benedictina 8/2 (Winter 1991), 297322.||Research scholar on medieval women mystics|
|1991||Megan Walker||Women in the Church, Catholic Theological Society of South Africa, October 1991.||Theologian, South Africa|
|1991||Giorgio Otranto||"Notes on the Female Priesthood in Antiquity", Journal of Feminist Studies 7 (1991) no 1, pp. 73 - 94.||University of Bari, Italy|
|1991||Giorgio Otranto||The Problem of the Ordination of Women in the Early Christian Priesthood, paper of USA lecture tour, 1991.||University of Bari, Italy|
|1990||Hervé Legrand||Traditio perpetuo servata? The
Non-ordination of Women: Tradition or Simply an Historical Fact? Worship 65
(November, 1991): 482-508.
Original published as Rituels: Melanges offerts au Pere Gy O.P. (Paris: Cerf 1990) 393-416.
teaching at the Insitut Catholique in Paris.
In 1975 appointed by the Vatican, with Eric Doyle OFM to a working party on the Ordination of Women set up by ARCIC
|1990||Uta Ranke-Heinemann||Female Blood: The Ancient Taboo and its Christian Consequences, from Eunuchs for Heaven, André Deutsch, London 1990, pp. 12-17.||Theologian|
|1990||Uta Ranke-Heinemann||Celibatarian Repression of Women, from Eunuchs for Heaven, André Deutsch, London 1990, pp. 108-117.||Theologian|
|1990||Susan Wood||The Sacramentality of Episcopal Consecration, from Theological Studies, 51, no.3, 1990, pp. 479-481.||Theologian,
Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, Kan.
|1989||Rosemary Radford Ruether||Christology and Feminism:Can a Male Saviour Save Women?, from To change the World, New York 1981, pp. 45-56.||Theologian, author, professor at various universities|
|1989||Virginia Ramey Mollenkott||The Patriarchal Way of Relating , in Women, Men and the Bible, New York 1989.||Theologian and author|
|1989||Virginia Ramey Mollenkott||Freedom from Stereotypes, in Women, Men and the Bible, New York 1989.||Theologian and author|
|1989||Mary Grey||Reclaiming womens part in redeeming from Redeeming the Dream. Feminism, Redemption and Christian Tradition, London 1989, pp. 126 - 152.||Nijmegen University, Southampton University, Sarum College|
Feminist Christology: The Problem Stated, from
White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus, Feminist Christology
and Womanist Response,
Chapter II, pp. 63-90. Scholars Press, Atlanta Georgia, 1989.
|American Academy of Religion|
|1988||Denise Ackermann||Feminist Liberation Theology, from Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 1988, no. 62, pp.14-28||Department of Practical theology, University of South Africa|
|1987||Marie-Henry Keane O.P.||Woman seen as a problem and as solution in the theological anthropoloqy of the Early Fathers: Considering the Consequences, Catholic Theological Society of South Africa, October 1987.||Professor Systematic Theology, university of S. Africa, Pretoria|
|1987||John Hilary Martin||The Injustice of not Ordaining Women: A Problem for Medieval Theologians, Theological Studies, 48, (1987) no.2, pp.303-316.||Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA.|
|1987||Cora E. Cypser||The Perennial Problem of Sin, in Taking off the Patriarchal Glasses, Kim Pathways, 1987, pp 97-116.||Scripture scholar and writer|
|1987||Barbara Newman||'St. Hildegard on the Frail Sex', in 'Peace Weavers, Medieval Religious Women', vol 2 ed JA Nichols and Lillian Thomas Shank, Cistercian Publications 1987.||
Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities at Northwestern. Works on medieval religious culture and women's spirituality.
|1986||Eric Doyle OFM||The Question of Women Priests and the argument in Persona Christi, from The Catholic Citizen, Winter 1985-1986, No 40.||Theologian and author|
|1986||Margaret Wade Labarge||The Mould for Medieval Women, from Women in Medieval Life, Hamish Hamilton, 1986, chapter 2.||Historian and author|
|1985||Mary Ann Rossi||The Passion of Perpetua, Everywoman of Late Antiquity, from Pagan and Christian Anxiety , New York 1985, pp. 53-85.||Latinist scholar and writer|
|1984||Dennis M. Ferrara||The Ordination of Women: Tradition and Meaning, Theological Studies, vol.55, no.4, 1984, pp.706-719.||Washington, D.C.|
|1984||Eric Doyle OFM||The Ordination of Women in the Roman Catholic Church, in Feminine in the Church, Chapter Two.||Theologian and author|
|1984||Elizabeth A. Johnson||The Incomprehensibility of God and the Image of God Male and Female, Theological Studies, vol.45, no.3, 1984, pp.441-465.||Catholic University of America|
|1984||Marie-Thérèse van Lunen Chénu and Louise Wentholt||The Status of Women in the Code of Canon Law and in the United Nations Convention, Praxis juridique et religion 1 (1984) pp. 7-18.||Both authors are jurists and journalists|
|1982||Anne Carr, B.V.M.||Is a Christian Feminist Theology Possible? Theological Studies, Vol. 43, no.2 (1982) pp 279-297.||University of Chicago|
|1981-1982||John Mahoney S.J.||The Impact of Humanae Vitae, First published in
The Making of Moral Theology, A Study of the Roman Catholic
The Martin DArcy Memorial Lectures 1981-2
published by the Clarendon Press. Oxford (1989)
|1981||Ida Raming||Equal but other and the ordination of women, from Theology Digest vol. 29:1 (Spring 1981).||Doctor in theology, author of many books.|
|1975||George Tavard||Sexist Language in Theology?, Theological Studies, 36 (1975), 700-724.||Theologian and author|
|Research articles||Classic Books 1969-19 online||Ecumenical Classics|
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