Religion: Female Clergy

"Let your women keep silence in the churches," wrote St. Paul to the Corinthians, and most of the traditional denominations have paid him heed. But the pressure is on. In 1956 the Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. opened the ministry to women. Last week Sweden's state-church Lutherans decided that the Swedes, too, were different from the Corinthians.

This battle of the sexes was not won without a struggle. "Pregnant preachers would be unseemly in the pulpit," said some of the traditionalists when the subject came up at the church convention last year. "Less so than fat, smug male...

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