Rejecting Women's Ordination: The 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church

The July 2015 meeting of the Adventist General Conference was dominated by an often contentious debate about women's ordination. Though founded by a female charismatic leader, Adventists were contesting women's ordination by at least 1881, and the contemporary denomination has studied the...

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Published in:Nova religio
Main Author: Vance, Laura Lee 1967-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: University of Californiarnia Press [2017]
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In: Nova religio
Year: 2017, Volume: 21, Issue: 1, Pages: 85-99
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Adventists / Woman / Ordination
Further subjects:B Women's Ordination
B Adventist General Conference
B TOSC
B Seventh-day Adventism
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The July 2015 meeting of the Adventist General Conference was dominated by an often contentious debate about women's ordination. Though founded by a female charismatic leader, Adventists were contesting women's ordination by at least 1881, and the contemporary denomination has studied the question for more than four decades. Tension has burgeoned in recent years as some regional Seventh-day Adventist unions have ordained women despite the lack of movement-wide policy change. In July 2015, as delegates deliberated on a motion to allow each division of the world church to decide the question of women's ordination for itself, the gathering saw an unusual degree of discord, and this disagreement about gender and women's roles spilled over from the ordination debate into discussions of other agenda items. Despite a "No" vote on the motion, the controversy surrounding women's ordination persists in Adventism.
ISSN:1541-8480
Contains:Enthalten in: Nova religio
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.85