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Women in Theology Group Archive

Date range: c.1980 to present.

The Women in Theology Group was established in the early 1980s as a pressure group to campaign for the full ordination of women in the Church of England.

This goal was of course achieved in 1994, but the Group continued to promote the role of women within all churches and to act as a forum for feminist theology until it was eventually disbanded in 1999.1

The archive comprises administrative papers, correspondence files, Executive Committee minutes, membership lists, newsletters and publicity materials.

There are also newsletters and publications from many other Christian evangelical and feminist organizations in Britain, the United States and continental Europe.

These will be of enormous interest to feminist historians and students of contemporary theology, and they augment the Library's existing rich holdings of theological archives, which are particularly strong in the Nonconformist and evangelical fields.

1Susan Frank Parsons (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology (Cambridge, 2002), p. 13.

Access

Access to membership lists and correspondence is closed for 50 years from the date of creation.

See also

Christian Women’s Information and Resource Service (cwires) Archive

Finding aids

Unpublished accession lists.

Location

The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library

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