55 Years of Struggle for Women’s Ordination in the Catholic Church

ab 19,90 

Ida Raming

A Pioneer looks back: individuals – documents – events – movements. English Translation: James A. Turner

ISBN 978-3-643-91265-7
Band-Nr. 65
Jahr 2020
Seiten 138
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft


55 years of struggle for women’s ordination in the Roman
Catholic Church – this lifelong effort by the theologian
Ida Raming – together with her pioneering compatriots, some
of whom have passed away – are described in this
documentation. She is deeply convinced that a fundamental
renewal of the church can only be achieved together with
women who are no longer subject to discrimination – and not
without them. Beginning with the Vatican Council
(1962 – 1965), this endeavor has stretched across several
phases of church history all the way into the present.
Numerous documents bearing witness to internal church
developments, conflicts and international movements are
related in a vivid, gripping manner from the perspective of
the author. The international Women Priests Movement
(RCWP/ARCWP), its inception and development, is also
described in this context. This documentation offers an
excellent aid in studying the epoch of church history dating
from 1962.

Ida Raming, Dr. theol., who studied Catholic
theology at the Universities of Münster and Freiburg im
Breisgau, has fought for access for women to all church
offices and services in the Roman-Catholic Church verbally
and in writing since the beginning of the 2nd Vatican
Council (1962 – 65). She has published numerous works on
women and the church, church history and church reform.