Decribed by readers and commentators at T&T Clark (the distinguished theological publishers) as ‘snide’, ‘determinedly middlebrow’ and ‘mere high class journalism’, Ignatius thinks, in consequence, that this slim volume may be exactly to the taste of readers of this blog, and therefore has no hesitation in recommending it.

Others have taken a different view:

“I read it with appreciation for its clarity and comprehensiveness. It is undoubtedly a lucid and helpful survey, which quite rightly punctures some awful historical nonsense.”
–Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalen College Cambridge; former Archbishop of Canterbury

“This elegant survey will no doubt cause quite a stir, and rightly so.”
–Aidan Nichols, OP, Lecturer in Theology, Blackfriars, Cambridge; author The Panther and the Hind. etc.

“Disagree though I may with Geoffrey Kirk’s final position, I must strongly recommend this sparkling volume on women’s ordination to the priesthood. Dr. Kirk skillfully engages the pertinent Scriptural texts and historical record, and witheringly exposes the largely flabby arguments still making the rounds in church debate. Along the way, he uncovers logical missteps and conceptual failures that have littered the discussion. This is a book that will make reflection wiser and more honest, and finally, one hopes, more faithful to the integrity of our Christian common life.”
–Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College, Toronto

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