teologia feministyczna; struktury Kościoła; ordynacja kobiet; feminist theology; structures of the Church; women’s ordination
Śląskie Studia Historyczno-Teologiczne, Vol. 48, z. 2 (2015), s. 304-317
Feminist theology striving for women’s liberation
in the world and in the Church very often raises
an issue of the hierarchy of the Church. This is
because women’s discrimination in the Church is
most evident in the perspective of the hierarchy.
It seems that the two most important demands to
improve the position of women in the Church and
to achieve equality of all members of the Church
are a change of perception of ecclesiastical offices
(as a service, not domination) and the possibility of
women’s ordination. These demands are interrelated.
In this paper I will present in greater detail the
discussion about the second demand. Arguments
for and against ordination of women will be set
forth. I will also pay attention to another essential
issue for the women’s liberation: it is a language
through which we describe the mystery of God.
According to the feminist theologians only inclusive
language opens the way to perceive women as
close to God as men. Moreover, the paper shows
feminist theology as a successor of some conciliar
conceptions of the Church and also in a certain
sense as a fruit of the Second Vatican Council.