News - Spanish Edition of Wayman's Ordaining Women Just Released

Spanish Edition of Wayman's Ordaining Women Just Released

Ordaining-Women-Cover-Horiz2Light and Life Publishing has just released La Ordenación De La Mujer, the Spanish edition of Ordaining Women: New Edition with an Introduction and Notes (Wipf & Stock, 2015) by Ben Wayman ’02.

Wayman is assistant professor of theology at Greenville University. He also serves as the University’s Andrews Endowed Chair for Christian Unity.

Ordaining Women by B.T. Roberts, first published in 1891, likened the exclusion of women from ordination to racism. Roberts contended that both positions exhibited biases that held the Christian imagination captive and underestimated the freedom empowered by Christ’s resurrection.

Ordaining Women is a book for the full church,” Wayman said, upon release of his subsequent edition in 2015. “Men need it as much as women.”

Empowering Church Leaders

The Spanish edition just released includes a foreword by Delia Nüesch-Olver, area director-Latin America Free Methodist World Missions.  

“Most of the largest Free Methodist Churches in Latin America are pastored by women,” she has observed. “A document like this will empower them and invite others to become part of our movement.”

Nüesch-Olver adds that the excellent translation accomplished in this latest volume reflects “pan-Spanish”—Spanish that is understandable throughout the Spanish-speaking world, “not a small feat.”

A Work That's Long Overdue

La ordenación De La Mujer also includes endorsements from Jo Anne Lyon, ambassador/general superintendent emerita of The Wesleyan Church; Justo González, historian and theologian; and Howard Snyder, visiting director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre in England.

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This story was published on April 26, 2018

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