The Stained-glass Ceiling: Churches and Their Women Pastors

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1995 M01 1 - 108 pages
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As record numbers of women graduate from seminaries, they are increasingly filling positions once held exclusively by men. Sally Purvis documents what happened in the lives of two congregations that appointed women senior pastors and the impact these appointments had on all concerned. She carefully assesses the changes and discerns the significance of female leadership as opposed to male leadership in these two churches.

 

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Contents

The First Woman Rector
21
Seeing below the Surface
36
A Maverick Church
50
An Intergalactic Search
67
Daughters of Jerusalem
84
Some Modest Conclusions
99
Works Cited
105
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Sally B. Purvis is a pastor in the United Church of Christ. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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