When Women Were Priests   -     By: Karen Jo Torjesen
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When Women Were Priests

HarperOne / 1995 / Paperback

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(PUBHarperCollins)"Using a wealth of primary historical documents, Torjesen demonstrates that women became priests or presbyters, deacons or ministers, apostles, prophets, teachers and even bishops in the early church and were eventually suppressed. "Essential reading,"---Theology Today. 278 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0060686618
ISBN-13: 9780060686611
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This landmark book reveals not only that women were priests, bishops, and prophets in early Christianity, but also how and why they were then suppressed.

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Karen Jo Torjesen, Ph.D., is the Margo L. Goldsmith Chair of Women's Studies and Religion at Claremont Graduate School in California, and an associate of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. She is widely regarded as a leading authority on women in ancient Christianity.

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  1. James Jerpseth
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    James Jerpseth
    A stunning and captivating look at the early Church and the role of women. She uses historical fact and Roman social culture to show how the equality of women was eroded over time by the Roman influence upon the Church. For anyone wishing to restore Jesus' proclamation of the Women as Disciples (Mary, sister of Martha & Lazarus) and Evangelists (Samaritan Woman at the Well), this is an execllant resource.Not to be read by the stubborn heart as it will challenge suppostions and assumptions -- but Highly recommended for those wishing to see Jesus' Kingdom of God come near.
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