ISBN : 9780190882365
She Preached the Word offers a timely and comprehensive examination of support for women's ordination in America's congregations and the effect of female clergy on those in the pews. It is an essential contribution to our understanding of the intersection of gender, religion, and politics in contemporary American society.
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Need for a New Perspective
Chapter 2. Women's Ordination in America: A Contemporary Overview
Chapter 3. Support and Skepticism Regarding Women's Ordination
Chapter 4. Who Supports Women's Ordination in America?
Chapter 5. A Second Look at Views on Women's Ordination
Chapter 6. Clergywomen and Young Girls: The Importance of Role Models
Chapter 7. The Effect of Clergywomen: Religious Representation
Chapter 8. The Effect of Clergywomen: Religious Empowerment and Mobilization
Chapter 9. Conclusion: Clergywomen Matter