Religion Booknotes

Women Deacons in the Early Church

Historical Texts and Contemporary Debates

John Wijngaards

Crossroad, $24.95, 240 pp.

Originally published in Great Britain in 2002, this American edition of John Wijngaards’s study of women deacons is a work of polemical scholarship. Its basic thesis is that for nearly a millennium women...

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About the Author

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.