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Voices of This Calling : Women Priests - The First Ten Years - Christina Rees

Voices of This Calling

Women Priests - The First Ten Years

By: Christina Rees, Peta Dunstan, George Carey (Foreword by), David Hope (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 9th August 2012
ISBN: 9781853114120
Number Of Pages: 192

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To mark the tenth anniversary of the vote to ordain women as priests, a rich tapestry of voices reflects on the impact of a decade of women's priestly ministry in the Church of England. Many women serving in a variety of pastoral contexts, including Helen Cunliffe, Viviene Faull, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Una Kroll, Jean Maryland, June Osborne, jane Shaw and Lucy Winkett, describe their varied experiences and impressions during this unique period in the life of the Church. As contemporary debate surrounding the ordination to the episcopate intenifies, the experience of Bishop Penny Jamieson are particularly timely, as she reflects upon her decision to leave England and fulfil her calling as a Bishop New Zealan.

'This is the best of the bunch for its honesty and range of contributors, from women priests...to Bishops and lay contributors.'
-- Methodist Recorder

Setting the Scenep. 3
Priesthood and Womanhood: Questions and Answersp. 33
Following the Callp. 36
A Step Ahead: Church Trailing Callingp. 39
Pain and Privilegep. 42
Journey Beyond Priesthoodp. 45
Still Far to Gop. 48
Spiritual Sign and Good Stewardshipp. 51
From Theological Assent to Cultural Normality: A Slow Progressp. 54
Moving Towards Wholenessp. 57
The Highs and Lows of Being Firstp. 60
Healing and Integrationp. 63
The Gift of an Altarp. 66
Being a Role Modelp. 69
Fulfilling Vocation: Continuing Campaignp. 72
Vocation as a Journey of Discoveryp. 75
Women: Beautifully and Wonderfully Made in the Image of Godp. 78
Recognizing Giftsp. 82
A Journey of Awe and Gracep. 85
Following the Spirit: Risk as Obediencep. 88
It Doesn't Hurt a Bitp. 90
The Best Section of the Best Branchp. 93
Breaking Down Wallsp. 97
The Table of God's Generosityp. 100
Unlearning and Relearning Leadershipp. 105
Visibly Vulnerablep. 108
Costly Creativityp. 111
Motherhood and Priesthood: Integrating Rolesp. 115
Questioning Stereotypes of Sexuality and Genderp. 118
What Should I Call You?p. 122
The Call of the Wider Church: Partnership and Creativityp. 124
Acceptance and Joyp. 126
From Unthinkable to Unremarkablep. 129
Priesthood and Societyp. 132
The Call to Waitp. 135
Diary Notes and Wry Observationsp. 138
Becoming a Just Churchp. 141
Catalyst for Changep. 145
Letter to my Fatherp. 149
Women at the Altar: Expressing our Common Humanityp. 151
At the Interface Between the World and the Kingdomp. 154
Reflecting Priesthoodp. 157
Moving Further to the Marginsp. 161
Discovering New Patternsp. 163
Ongoing Transformationp. 166
Challenge and Liberationp. 169
Good for Women - Good for the Church and the Worldp. 172
Affirmation and Acceptancep. 175
New Awakeningsp. 178
Pilgrimage to Priesthoodp. 181
On Cathedrals and Committeesp. 185
Women Bishops: Looking Forwardp. 188
When I Saw Her Standing Therep. 192
Facing the Lightp. 196
Discovering the Kingdomp. 199
I Was Glad when They Said Unto Me, 'We Will Go Into the House of the Lord'p. 202
Behold, I am Doing a New Thingp. 206
Postscriptp. 211
Epiloguep. 213
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ISBN: 9781853114120
ISBN-10: 185311412X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 9th August 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.27