THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN IN THE CHURCH BY ELISABETH BEHR-SIGELTRANSLATED BY FR. STEVEN BIGHAM
This splendid translation of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel`s essays on issues related to the ministry of women in the church is a cause of joy and gratitude for English-speaking people interested in orthodox Christianity. If the present volume did nothing more than to widen and deepen discussion among the Orthodox concerning the community and ministry of women and men in the church, this alone would be sufficient reason to offer its author, and its English translators and publisher, our greatest gratitude.
This book is a serious reexamination of the role of women in the Church. For Orthodox and Roman Catholics, especially, the question of women`s ordination must be asked "from the inside" and not only "from the outside". This book does not suggest final answers, but raises issues and defines their relative importance.