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The European Reformations: what do the stories of everyday people tell us?

“Students and strangers often tell me, sotto voce and slightly awkwardly, that history was never their favourite subject at school. They then often explain that they were told to memorise lists of king and queens or prime ministers, or dates and places of major events, all with little context. To me, that is not history. History is not primarily concerned with the when and where – history is the study of people and the world they lived in,” says Dr Sheilagh O’Brien from St Francis College

"Mavis Rose follows a process of construction and deconstruction in relation to the position of women in the Church. She looks effectively to the teachings of Jesus, and how He treated women of His time with equality, respect and dignity, which was counter-cultural in patriarchal Roman imperial society" (Dr Gwenneth Roberts)
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Gender-Balanced Belief: A New Ethic for Christianity

“Reading this book has brought back memories of how we in the Movement for the Ordination of Women in the Anglican Church of Australia were joined by Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran women and men, and others, to support our struggle for women’s ordination in the 1980s and 90s,” says Dr Gwenneth Roberts, trailblazing ordination of women campaigner

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: history, origins and resources

“The unity of God’s Church, however, is more than merely overcoming fear and suspicion of difference. Relations between the separated parts of the body of Christ have certainly improved, but we cannot be content with this,” says Bishop Doug Stevens on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is held between Sunday 24 May and Sunday 31 May this year

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Reformation Day

“To put it in modern-day terms, Luther’s theses went ‘viral’,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr Don Edwards, on the 95 theses Luther nailed to the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church in 1517, as Reformation Day approaches on 31 October