Book Recommendation: The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church
The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church by Monica Miller elucidates the essential role women play in the covenant of salvation. With the support of Scripture, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and contemporary theological insights, Miller explains how Christian women exemplify the reality of the Church in relation to Christ and the ministerial priesthood.
While providing a fascinating response to contemporary feminist theology, The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church clarifies the meaning of authentic feminine authority so needed in the Church today.
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Praise for The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church
“Miller’s book does not just advocate a ‘role’ for women in the Church. As the title indicates, she explains what authority women already have. This is not a polemical or apologetic work but one that engages feminist theology with a wonderfully creative, deeply theological and biblically-based explanation of what authority means and how female authority differs from yet is in relation to male authority.”
—Janet E. Smith, Professor of moral theology and the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Issues at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit
“Miller cuts through the angry façade of the women’s rights movement to define true femininity, designed by God, as revealed through the Catholic Church. After four decades in the often-brutal pro-life trenches and as a college professor, Miller can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any activist. She is perfectly suited to write about the authentic empowerment of women and provides a theology here that can heal a generation that has lost its way.”
—Patti Armstrong, Catholic author and speaker
“Perhaps at no other time in the history of the Church has there been a greater need for a clear, cogent understanding of the authority of the female person and from whence it derives. In her work, Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller cuts through the chimera put forth by the culture of the day and reveals the source of woman’s influence, effect, and power and why woman can ‘aid humanity in not falling’ and ‘save the peace of the world.’ A challenging, hard-hitting, and completely liberating study of the authority of woman!”
—Johnnette S. Benkovic, Founder of Women of Grace and EWTN host