- Mar 13, 2009
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- South Carolina
- Orthodox Christian
- Diocese of the South (OCA)
I am reading a wonderful book on the subject by Father Lawrence Farley, Feminism and Tradition: Quiet Reflections on Ordination and Communion. As the blurb points out "Feminism and Tradition deals head-on with the questions and challenges which feminism presents to the traditional Orthodox Faith, in a way which is irenic, straightforward, and comprehensive. It examines at length the scriptural foundation for the Church's Faith, as well as its elaboration by the Fathers, and goes on to offer a model and rationale for continuing to accept this traditional Faith in our modern age. The book defies the entrenched polarized positions of former debates, and bids us take another look at these controversial questions."byhisgrace said:LBK, though I appreciate you for speaking up for me, I wasn't hurt by that particular post by PtA. It was a bit unnecessary, yes, but it was trivially mild.
As for my personal inquiry about women's ordination, I think that 1 Timothy 2:13-14 and how the Church consistently applied it is good enough for me. I just asked if there's any Patristics quote I could use, if you will, as more apologetic tools. That's all.
I urge all who are interested in this subject to read it.