British Baptists, Women and Gender

Violet Hedger, ‘Some experiences of a women minister’, Baptist Quarterly 10.5 (1941)

Gwenyth Hubble, ‘Women in the Ministry,’ The Fraternal 119 (Jan. 1961): 11-15.

Leonard Champion, ‘The Ministerial Service of Women’, Baptist Quarterly 20.5 (1964)

Women in the Service of the Denomination (Baptist Union, 1967)

Margaret F. Jarman, ‘The Ministry of Women,’ The Fraternal 147 (Jan. 1968): 11-16.

Ruth Matthews, ‘On Ministry and Ordination’ in The Experience of Ordination edited by Kenneth Wilson (Epworth, 1979), 129-47.

Judy Reece, ‘Women in the Ministry – a personal view,’ The Fraternal 192 (July 1980): 10-15.

George Beasley-Murray, Man and Woman in the Church (Baptist Union, 1983)

Edward Lehman, ‘Reactions to Women in Ministry: A Survey of English Baptist Church Members’, Baptist Quarterly 31.7 (July 1986)

Shirley Dex, ‘The Church’s Response to Feminism’, Baptist Quarterly 31.7 (July 1986)

Margaret Jarman, ‘Attitudes to Women in Baptist Churches in the Mid 1980s’, Baptist Quarterly 31.7 (July 1986)

Ruth Matthews, ‘God, Women and Men: Language and Imagery’, Baptist Quarterly 31.7 (July 1986)

Carol McCarthy, ‘Ordained and Female’, Baptist Quarterly 31.7 (July 1986)

John H. Y. Briggs, ‘She-preachers, widows and other women: The Feminine dimension in Baptist life since 1600’, Baptist Quarterly 31.7 (July 1986)

Paul S. Fiddes, ‘”Women’s head is man”: A doctrinal reflection upon a Pauline text’, Baptist Quarterly 31.8 (October 1986)

Dianne Tidball, ‘Walking a Tightrope: Women Training for Baptist Ministry’, Baptist Quarterly 33.8 (1990)

Karen Smith ‘Beyond Public and Private Spheres: Another look at women in Baptist history and historiography’ Baptist Quarterly 34.4 (April 1991)

Karen Smith ‘The Role of Women in Early Baptist Missions’, Review and Expositor 89.1 (Winter 1992)

Ruth Gouldbourne, ‘Identity and Pain: Women’s Consultations, 1987-1992), Baptist Ministers’ Journal 243 (1993)

Ruth Gouldbourne, Reinventing the Wheel: Women and Ministry in English Baptist Life (Whitely, 1997)

Jenny Few, ‘Hats and WI(w)GS: Personal Reflections of the Baptist Union’s Women’s Issues Working Group’ in Theology in Context (Whitley, 1999)

Linda Wilson, Constrained By Zeal: Female Spirituality Amongst Nonconformists, 1825-75 (Paternoster, 2000)

Myra Blyth, ‘Women in Leadership: A British Baptist Perspective’ in Harriet Harris and Jane Shaw (eds.), The Call for Women Bishops (SPCK, 2004)

Karen Smith ‘British Women and the Baptist World Alliance: Honoured Partners and Fellow Workers’, Baptist Quarterly 41.1 (January 2005)

Karen Smith, ‘Forgotten Sisters: The Contributions of Some Notable but Un-noted British Baptist Women’ in Recycling the Past or Researching History (Paternoster, 2006)

Women, Baptists and Ordination (Baptist Union, 2006)

Simon Woodman, ‘A Biblical Basis for Affirming Women in Ministry’, Baptist Ministers’ Journal 296 & 297 (2006)

Pat Took, ‘In his Image’, Baptist Ministers’ Journal 300 (2008)

The Story of Women in Ministry in the Baptist Union of Great Britain (Baptist Union, 2011)

Faith Bowers, ‘Liberating Women for Ministry’, Baptist Quarterly 45.8 (2014)

Paul Goodliff, ‘Women’s Ministry: An Exploration at an Historic Moment’, Baptist Quarterly 45.8 (2014)

Michele Mahon, ‘ “Sisters with Voices”: A Study of the Experiences and Challenges Faced by Black Women in London Baptist Association Church Ministry Settings’, Black Theology 13.3 (2015): 273-96.

Beth Allison-Glenny, ‘ “That We Might See Ourselves as We Could Be”: Baptist Interpretations of Scripture on the Complementarity of Male and Female’ in Gathering Disciples: Essays in Honor of Christopher J. Ellis edited by Andy Goodliff and Myra Blyth (Pickwick, 2017)

Ruth Gouldbourne, ‘Baptists, Women and Ministry’, Feminist Theology 26.1 (2017)
A Short History of Baptist Women in Ministry (Baptist Union, 2018)
Beth Allison-Glenny, ‘Performing Baptism, Embodying Christ’ in Reconciling Rites: Essays in Honour of Myra N. Blyth edited by Andy Goodliff, Anthony Clarke and Beth Allison-Glenny (Oxford Centre for Baptist Studies, 2020)
Leigh Greenwood, ‘Rebel Hearts and Radical Traditions: Learning from the experience of women in ministry’, Baptist Ministers’ Journal 350 (April 2021)
Mary Cotes, Women Without Walls: How God Shapes Ordinary Women for Extraordinary Kingdom Work (Graceworks, 2021)
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