Clarify the question of women as bishops, please.
November 29, 2012 6:31 PM Subscribe
Where can I find reputable analysis of and background on the General Synod of the Church of England's rejection (well, the House of Laity's rejection, anyhow) of a change in canon law allowing women to become bishops?
posted by MonkeyToes to Religion & Philosophy (4 answers total)
Although I am aware of the decision, I know little to nothing about the C. of E., its various factions, and of the internal debates and discussion surrounding the recent proposal to allow women to be appointed as bishops. This short piece
from The New Yorker was a help, but I'd like to know more.
Are there blogs by supporters or detractors? Opinion pieces worth reading? Analysis of what might happen next? How does the Anglo-Catholic angle work here? What's the history of women's ordination in the C. of E.? Will this rejection be taken up by the state? Historically, when canon law is changed, how has that change been documented internally (Is something printed? Read aloud into a record?), and how was it implemented?
Help me understand what's going on here, please.