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God in the Dock; Essays on Theology and Ethics Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part II, Essays 11 - 16, Priestesses in the Church?, God in the Dock, Behind the Scenes, Revival or Decay?, Before We Can Communicate, Cross-Examination Summary

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Part II, Essays 11 - 16, Priestesses in the Church?, God in the Dock, Behind the Scenes, Revival or Decay?, Before We Can Communicate, Cross-Examination Summary and Analysis

In "Priestesses in the Church?" Lewis addresses the question of whether women should be allowed to be priests. Lewis worries that this step will be too great a break from tradition and increase divisions with other churches. It also would threaten the unity of the Church of England itself. Lewis respects women who want to serve God as priests and thinks them sincere and rationality looks to be on their side, as there is a shortage of priests. Women certainly seem capable.

He notes however that the women spiritual leaders in the Old Testament were prophets, not priests. So it is...

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