Religion: Presbyterian Women

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak ... —I Corinthians XIV, 34.

In Philadelphia last week Presbyterian women stoutly let it be known that they didn't want to keep silence. Hitherto in Presbyterian councils and assemblies only male voices had been heard. Why not the mellifluence of female voices? Hitherto from Presbyterian pulpits only male voices had preached the Gospel, pointed the moral. Why not have female ministers? Prim reactionary Presbyterians shuddered at the thought that the Princeton or Auburn Theological Seminary...

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