Women in MInistry - Ongoing Bibliography

The following list of resources presents works dealing with women in positions of leadership, pastoral ministry, and similar religious roles and explores them from Biblical, historical, and cultural viewpoints.


            Alexander, Estrelda. Limited Liberty: The Legacy of Four Pentecostal Women Pioneers. Pilgrim Press, 2007.

           Alexander, Estrelda. Philip’s daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership. Wipf & Stock, 2009.

Beck, James R., ed. Two Views on Women in Ministry: Egalitarian and Complementarion. Zondervan, 2001.

Booth, Catherine. Female ministry: or, the Woman’s Right to Preach the Gospel.  Salvation Army, 1859.

Cunningham, Loren, et al. Why Not Women? A Fresh Look at Scripture on Women in Missions, Ministry and Leadership.  YWAM, 2000.
Epp, Eldon Jay. Junia: The First Woman Apostle.  Fortress, 2005.
Gafney, Wilda C. Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel. Fortress Press, 2008.

Gretnz, Stanley J. Women in the Church: A Biblical theology of Women in Ministry. InerVarsity Press, 1991.

Hammer, Jill. Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women, Jewish Publication Society, 2011.

Hoppin, Ruth.  Pricilla’s Letter: Finding the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Lost Coast Press, 209/
Hudson, Marilyn A. Those Pesky Verses of Paul: Women and the Bible. Revised ed. Whorl Books / Create Space, 2011.
Jewett, Paul K. The Ordination of Women. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1980.
Kienze, Beveraky Mayne. Women Preachers and Prophets through Two Millennia of Christianity. University of California Press, 1998.
Kroeger, Richard; Catherine Clark. I Suffer Not A Woman: Rethinking 1 Timothy 2:11-15 in Light of Ancient Evidence. Baker, 1992.
Madigan, Kevin, ed.  Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History. Johns Hopkins Universiy Press, 2005.
Mathewsm, Alice. A Woman God Can Use,: Lessons from Old Testament Women. Discovery House, 1990.
Mitchell, Ella, ed. Women: To Preach or Not to Preach? – 21 Black Preachers Say “Yes!” Judson, 1991.
Pike, Francis.  Created to Rule Together. Lifesprings, 2008.
Pierce, Ronald, ed. Discovering Biblical Equality, Complementary without Hierarchy.  InterVarsity press, 2004.
Posey, Jeraldine T, D.Min. Let My Handmaid Speak: A History of Women in Ministry in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church from 1901-2011.   WestBow, 2011.
Olsen, Laura R.  Women with a Mission: Religion, Gender, and the Politics of Women Clergy.  University of Alabama, 2005.
Osiek Carolyn.  A Woman’s Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity. Fortress, 2006.
Torgesen, Karen Jo. When Women Were Priests: Women’s Leadership in the Early Church & the Scandal of their Subordiantion in the Rise of Christianity. Harper Collins, 1993.
Tucker, Ruth A.  Daughters of the Church: Women in Ministry from the New Testament times to the Present. Zondervan, 1987.
Tucker, Ruth A. Women in the Maze: Questions and answers on Biblical Equality. InterVarsity Press, 1992.
Welch, Kristen Dayle.  Women with the Good News: The Rhetorical Heritage of Pentecostal Holiness Women Preachers.  CPT Press, 2010.

“First Pentecostal Holiness Female Chaplain Commissioned. “ The IPHC Advocate (May 1984):15.
Hudson, Marilyn A “The Three Faces of Eve. “The Helping Hand (May-June 1989): 14-15.
Moore, Doris. “Women’s Ministries: The Dream Lives O. “ The IPHC Advocate (July, 1995): 10-11.
Stewart, Leon. “Training Women for Service: SCCM.” The Helping Hand (May-June 1990):5.
Tripp. Lois. “Women – Liberated to Minister.” The Helping Hand (Jan.-Feb., 1988):3.

Kuhlman, Katherine
McPherson, Aimee Semple
Palmer, Phoebe
Woodsworth-Etter, Maria

Adair, Enide Lu Cunningham. Our Mama Josie was a Preacher Woman: A Biography of a Pioneer Minister, Josie McDonald Williams, 2006. SCU Archives.
Benvenuti, Sheri R.   “Where do we go from here? Pentecostal women in ministry.”  At CyberJournal at  http://www.pctii.org/cyberj/cyberj1/ben.html
“History of Women in Ministry” at  http://womeninministry.ag.org/history/
IAWM (International Association of Women Ministers)  http://www.womenministers.org/
Brown, C.A. “Women Preachers”,  at  Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy http://whwomenclergy.org/article40.htm
“Phoebe Palmer”.   http://are.as.wvu.edu/phebe.htm
Sanders, Cheryl J.  “History of Women in the Pentecostal Movement “ at http://www.fullnet.net/np/archives/cyberj/sanders.html
Welch, Kristen. “Post-1960’s Pentecostalism and the Promise of a Future for Pentecostal Holiness Women Preachers.” Cyber journal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research, #16 [http://pctii.org/cyber/cyberj16/Welch.html] accessed 8/31/07].
            “Women in Ministry”. Assemblies of God. http://wim.ag.org/ 
“Women Evangelists.” http://myhome.spu.edu/popep/profiles/phoebe_palmer.html

McBride, Reba Jo. Finding Effective Solutions for the Problems Unique to Women in Ministry. Unpublished dissertation, ORU, 1982.


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