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dc.contributor.authorGathogo, Julius
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dc.date.issued2011-07-06
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dc.identifierGathogo, J. 2008,'The struggle against patriarchalism in Kenya (1980-1992): revisiting the history of women ministries', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol. XXXIV, Supplement, pp. 265-288.
dc.identifier1017-0499
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/4168053
dc.description.abstractPeer reviewed
dc.description.abstractThe recommendation to ordain women as full priests in the
 Anglican Church was first made at the Lambeth Conference of
 1978. Usually, Lambeth Conferences are held every ten years and
 all bishops of the Anglican Communion normally attend them. In
 the Kenyan context, the House of Bishops began to discuss the
 ordination of women as early as the 1980s. This was a follow-up to
 the deliberations of the abovementioned Lambeth Conference at
 which member churches were given the go-ahead to consider
 women ordination. Ultimately, the Kenyan Anglican Province
 agreed in principle that women could be ordained and that each
 diocese was to be autonomous in taking up the issue. In Kirinyaga
 Diocese of the Anglican Church of Kenya, the then Bishop, David
 Gitari, raised the issue of women ordination in four consecutive
 diocesan synods, i.e. 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1986. This article
 seeks to describe the history of women ordination in the Anglican
 Church of Kenya, with special reference to Kirinyaga Diocese. In so
 doing, it will first attempt to locate the Anglican Communion in
 general and then narrow it down to Kirinyaga Diocese. In its
 methodology, the article will start by attempting a survey of the
 history and traditions of the Anglican Church in Kenya. In turn, it will
 be able to point out the reasons why women ordination in the
 locality was problematic − as both history and the patriarchal nature
 of the society militated against its success. The article will attempt
 to demonstrate that as women ordination finally took root, it turned
 out to be very successful. The materials in this presentation have
 been gathered through oral interviews with relevant individuals
 whose identities have been kept confidential, as well as by participant
 observation by the researcher who was an eyewitness to the
 larger part of this debate. An extensive reading of some materials
 under discussion has also been done. The aim of the article is to
 laud the critical role of those who have gallantly participated in this
 “new struggle” to deconstruct patriarchy and clericalism; and in the
 African context, Mercy Amba Oduyoye is foremost in deserving this
 honour.
dc.description.abstractResearch Institute for Theology and Religion
dc.format.medium1 online resource (17 pages)
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherChurch History Society of South Africa
dc.subjectPatriarchalism
dc.subject230.082096762
dc.subjectAnglican Church of Kenya -- History -- 20th century
dc.subjectWomen clergy -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century
dc.subjectPatriarchy -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century
dc.titleThe struggle against patriarchalism in Kenya (1980-1992) : revisiting the history of women ministries
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