The Persistence of Mummery
Without Precedent: Scripture, Tradition, and the Ordination of Women
by Geoffrey Kirk
Wipf & Stock, 2016
(176 pages, $21.00, paperback)
reviewed by S. M. HutchensThe author, a Catholic convert from the Anglican priesthood and former Secretary of Forward in Faith, founded to resist the ordination of women in the Church of England, writes here less about ordination itself than about the frustrated desire of church feminists to find and cultivate a supporting egalitarian root in the Christian faith—a frantic grasping at slippery handholds that keep giving way in the . . .