"Absolutely first rate!" -- --Jouette M. Bassler, associate editor, The HarperCollins Study Bible
"Brilliantly lays bare the historic roots of the church's prejudice against women. A powerful, revealing, insightful book." -- --RT. REV. John S. Spong, Bishop of Newark
"Provacative in argument and engagingly written....Bound to stimulate discussion." -- --Elizabeth A. Clark, co-editor, Women and Religion
From the Publisher
This landmark book reveals not only that women were priests, bishops, and prophets in early Christianity, but also how and why they were then suppressed.