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She Preached the Word: Women's Ordination in Modern America

Benjamin R. Knoll and Cammie Jo Bolin


She Preached the Word is a landmark study on women’s ordination in contemporary American religious congregations. In this groundbreaking work, Benjamin Knoll and Cammie Jo Bolin draw upon a novel collection of survey data and personal narrative interviews to answer several important questions, including: Who supports women’s ordination in their congregations? What are the most common reasons for and against women’s ordination? What effect do female clergy have on young women and girls, particularly in terms of their psychological, economic, and religious empowerment later in life? How do women ... More

Keywords: women’s ordination, women clergy, gender, religion, congregations, gender gap, gender equality, women’s equality, pastor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190882365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190882365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin R. Knoll, author
John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, Centre College

Cammie Jo Bolin, author