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Women Bishops and the Church of England
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Like the Wideness of the Sea
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Maggi Dawn watched with sadness but without surprise as the events of the Synod vote unfolded. As an ordained Church of England priest working in the United States where women can become bishops, she is uniquely able to comment on the current debate. In the book, as well as exploring the theology that has informed the process and debate over women's ordination, Maggi also looks at the spirituality of waiting. We spend much of our time urging each other to wait for God, but what if God is waiting for us?
At the heart of this book is Maggi Dawn's account of her unfolding vocation, and the discrimination she has faced as a woman. 'To recount honestly the experience of living with unacceptable levels of prejudice may not make for a pleasant read, and I have thought much about whether I should write it down at all. But in the end this is not an angry book, or a sad one, because I am neither angry nor sad. I feel immensely fortunate, and full of hope.'
Like the Wideness of the Sea by Maggi Dawn was published by Darton Longman & Todd in February 2013 and is our 42200th best seller. The ISBN for Like the Wideness of the Sea is 9780232530018.
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Like the Wideness of the SeaMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
A very short book at only 76 pages long, but it is nonetheless considered and insightful, and certainly an important book given the discussions over women bishops and the turmoil and unrest that this has caused within the Church of England. Maggi Dawn has here penned a book that is in part a testimony whilst also setting out clearly the arguments around the issue and the latest vote at Synod. As an ordained priest within the Church of England and a theologian currently based at Yale Divinity School in the US she is well able to put forward clearly and articulately the issues and pain that is felt by the many women within the church. She pulls no punches in this small book, but neither does she labour the painful issues of sexism and disenfranchisement, rather she comments calmly and lucidly from a position of personal experience. This book is not a harsh condemenation as much as an honest imploration for integrity within the Church of England and an understanding of where the Church is leaving women within its environs - or perhaps more accurately how the Church is at risk of leaving them outside those environs.
Regardless of where you stand on this issue this is perhaps a good book to read on a tricky and emotional subject.
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Details for Like the Wideness of the Sea
|Page last updated||4th August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Maggi Dawn|
|Publisher||Darton Longman & Todd (February 2013)|
|Number of Pages||96|