Women's ordination

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But there is a different understanding of the in persona Christi argument that steers clear of the dangers McGowin flags up and yet retains the symbolic and gendered character of sacramental leadership. The issue is not whether a woman can qua woman represent Christ (of course, as McGowin shows, she can). The issue is whether the body as male and female has any symbolic significance at all in a liturgical setting.

- Blake Johnson, Sacramental Representation and the Created Order