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Woman in the Church

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 132 pages
Published June 1st 1979 by Ignatius Press (first published 1976)
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Brett Salkeld
Jul 06, 2012 Brett Salkeld rated it really liked it
Utterly fascinating. And, apart from a few overstatements and caustic remarks, most of which come in the appendix for which Bouyer specifically reserved such remarks, quite compelling.

Recommended to anyone who finds something a bit unsettling in contemporary neutered culture. Bouyer's articulation of gender and the divine is a radical reorientation (for us at least), but one that should be carefully considered.
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This book has tremendous value, I can tell from the few paragraphs I could understand. Unfortunately, it's over my head. I'd need to read it more carefully and with lots more help than I have time for. You can bet I'd look to it if I had to give a talk on the topic. I only got a quarter of the way through.
Dec 14, 2009 Erik marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Bibliography.
Alex Stroshine
May 02, 2015 Alex Stroshine rated it it was ok
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An unconvincing defence of limiting ordination to men. The bulk of Louis Bouyer's argument is based upon tradition and philosophical speculation about the sexes, not on the actual biblical texts (tradition cannot be dismissed out of hand, but engagement with Scripture is essential; Bouyer himself admits he grounds a lot of his argument upon symbolism). The best point raised in favour of Bouyer's position comes at the very beginning, when he rejects the common argument posed by supporter's of ...more
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Rev. Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a member of the French Oratory and one of the most respected and versatile Catholic scholars and theologians of the twentieth century.

A friend of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and a co-founder of the international review Communio, Bouyer was a former Lutheran minister who entered the Catholic Church in 1939.

He became a leading figur
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