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The Theological Arguments For and Against the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood

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The Theological Arguments For and Against the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood " Women should be kept silent in the churches, for they aren't permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says" (Corinthians 14: 34-35.) Can St.Paul give an interpretation of the culturally conditioned views of his span, or that of Jesus Christ, the Son of God? This question emphasises the continuing debate over women's ordination inside the Roman Catholic Church and Orthodox churches ' A person ordained to act as a mediator between God and human-beings administering the sacraments and preaching' is the more simplified definition of a priest. For the purposes of the essay a far more complex understanding of the term 'priest' is required. In Catholicism the warrior's ministry is connected firmly with the concept of the Mass as 'sacrifice'. As a result the Church has developed a three-fold concept of priestly ministry: bishop, priest and deacon. In the 21st century it still stands firm within Church dogma that women should not be priests, despite almost all other denominations having allowed women's ordination. This perspective has climbed from theological support within the Bible and teachings from Jesus, God, St.Paul and the Tradition of the Church. Yet at the exact same time, semi-conclusive theological evidence has been found denoting that there's simply no reason why girls shouldn't be an intermediary between God and people. The conventional arguments that reflect the view that women shouldn't be ordained have stood since Roman times and only because human rights in the late 19th Century became evident, counter arguments...

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