Female Deacons in the Byzantine Church1

@article{Karras2004FemaleDI,
  title={Female Deacons in the Byzantine Church1},
  author={Valerie A. Karras},
  journal={Church History},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={272 - 316}
}
Despite the energy devoted by American and Western European church historians and theologians to the question of the ordination of women in early Christianity and in the (western) medieval Christian Church, these scholars have shown comparatively little interest toward the female diaconate in the Byzantine Church, even when comparative analysis could potentially help elucidate questions regarding the theology and practice of women's ordinations in the West. Most of the research on the female… Expand
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