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Please join us for a conversation on “Women’s Ordination in Catholicism and Mormonism” with Gary Macy, Professor of Theology at Santa Clara University, and Kathleen Flake, Professor of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia. This dialogue, facilitated by Professor Ann Taves, will focus on the meaning of ordination, priesthood, and gender in the history of the Roman Catholic and Latter-day Saints traditions and the implications of this history for those looking to expand the role of women. Professors Ann Taves and David Walker will offer responses that link the presentations to their courses on “Comparing Religions” (Taves) and “American Religion” (Walker).
Dr. Gary Macy is the John Nobili, S.J. Professor of Theology at the University of Santa Clara, and author of numerous books including The Hidden History of the Ordination of Women: Female Clergy in the Medieval West (2007) and co-author (with Phyllis Zagano and William Ditewig) of Women Deacons: Past, Present and Future (2012).
Dr. Kathleen Flake is the Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Politics of Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle (2004) and is currently at work on a new book entitled, Mormon Matriarchy, a Study of Gendered Power in Antebellum America.