Books

This list was originally composed prior to 2013 and the Theology of Ordination Study Commission. Several people suggested that we add books to the list that have been published since then, and we have tried to do so. If a book you believe should be on the list is not, please let us know and we will do our best to add it. Thank you for your patience.

Ordination

  • Crisler, C.C. Organization: Its character, purpose, place, and development in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald, 1938.
  • Edwards, Rex D. Every believer a minister.  Silver Spring, MD: The Ministerial Association of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1995.
  • General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (eds.). Working policy of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2011.
  • Knight, George R. Organizing for mission and growth: The development of Adventist church structure.  Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2006.
  • Lorencin, John. Priestly ministry in the Old and New Testaments. Belgrade: Preporod, 2012.
  • Loughborough, John N. The church: Its organization, order and discipline. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1907.
  • Mustard, Andrew Gordon. James White and the development of Seventh-day Adventist organization, 1844-1881.  Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1988.
  • Olsen, V.N. Myth and truth: Church, priesthood and ordination.  Loma Linda, CA: Loma Linda University Press, 1990.
  • Secretariat of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (eds.). Seventh-day Adventist church manual.  Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2010.

Women's Ordination

  • Association of Adventist Women. Adventist women in ministry: Our stories. Langley Park, MD, 1988.
  • Barna, Jan. Ordination of women in Seventh-day Adventist theology: A study in biblical interpretations.  Belgrade: Preporod, 2012.
  • Bacchiocchi, Samuele. Women in the church: A Biblical study on the role of women in the church.  Berrien Springs, MI: Biblical Perspectives, 1987.
  • Banks, Rosa T., (ed.). A women’s place: Seventh-day Adventist women in church and society.  Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 1992.
  • Batchelor, Doug.  Role for women in ministry. Roseville, CA: Amazing Facts, 2008.
  • Batchelor, Doug, and Dwight Hall. Strange fire: Understanding the hot topic of women's ordination. Coldwater, MI: Remnant Publications, 2014.
  • Benton, Josephine. Called by God.  Smithsburg, MD: Blackberry Hill Publishing, 1990.
  • Biblical Research Institute Committee (eds.). Symposium on the role of women in the church.  Washington, D.C.: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1984.
  • Bohr, Stephen. Reflections on women’s ordination.  Fresno, CA: Secrets Unsealed, 2012.
  • Council of Adventist Pastors. The Adventist ordination crisis: Biblical authority or cultural conformity. Spokane, WA: Council of Adventist Pastors, 2015.
  • Doggette, Jr., Jackson M. Ordination: Ellen White's concept. Jackson Michael Doggette, 1987.
  • du Preez, Ron (ed.). Women, work, and worship: Scholarly Seventh-day Adventist scriptural research relating to women's ordination. Diemen, Netherlands: Omega Media, 2014.
  • Dyer, Mercedes H. (ed.). Prove all things: A response to women in ministry.  Berrien Springs, MI: Adventist Affirm, 2000.
  • Gibbons, Sydney. Ordained pastor: Wife of one husband?: Biblical perspectives on ordination revisited. Spirit Reign Communication, 2014.
  • Gibson, Ty. A closer look at women's ordination. Jasper, Oregon: Light Bearers, 2015.
  • Habada, Patricia A., and Rebecca Frost Brillhart, (eds.). The welcome table: Setting a place for ordained women.  Langley Park, MD: TEAM Press, 1995.
  • Hanna, Martin, and Cindy Tutsch (eds.). Questions and answers about women's ordination. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2014.
  • Hemmings, Olive J. Sacred Texts and Social Conflict: The Bible and The Debate Over Women's Ordination in The Seventh-day Adventist Church. Scholar’s Press, 2013.
  • Holmes, C. Raymond. The tip of an iceberg: Biblical authority, Biblical interpretation, and the ordination of women in ministry.  Wakefield, MN: Adventists Affirm, 1995.
  • Humble, Graeme J., and Robert K. McIver (eds.). South Pacific perspectives on ordination: Biblical, theological and historical studies in an Adventist context. Cooranbong, New South Wales: Avondale Academic Press, 2015.
  • Johnsson, William. Where are we headed?: Adventism after San Antonio. Oak & Acorn Publishing, 2017.
  • King, Brent. Why I changed my mind about women's ordination. Bluewater Publications, 2015.
  • Koranteng-Pipim, Samuel. Searching the Scriptures: Women’s ordination and the call to Biblical fidelity.  Berrien Springs, MI: Adventists Affirm, 1995.
  • Morales-Gudmundsson, Lourdes E., (ed.). Women and the church: A feminine perspective.  Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1995.
  • Muir, Wellesley. Daughters of the inheritance: A new look at women’s ordination.  Roseville, CA: Amazing Facts, 2010.
  • Olsen, V.N. The new relatedness for man and woman in Christ: A mirror of the divine.  Loma Linda, CA: Loma Linda University Press, 1993.
  • Prewitt, Eugene. Women's Ordination: A Seventh-day Adventist Perspective. Roseville, CA: Amazing Facts, 2013.
  • Reeve, John (ed.). Women and ordination: Biblical and historical studies. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2015.
  • Riley, Wayne Ashburton. Women’s ordination and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Saint Augustine, Trinidad: The University of the West Indies, 2005.
  • Ross, Terry. Pretty pastors.  Servants of the Saviour, 1995.
  • Shorter, Rick. Nine months pregnant--The Seventh-day Adventist Church: A women's ordination allegory. Yorba Linda, CA: Homeward Publishing Ministries, 2015.
  • Torres, Louis R. Women Pastors, Why not?. Bible Illuminations, 2015.
  • Underwood, U.J. Women in their place.  Berrien Springs, MI: Biblical Foundations, 1990.
  • Vhymeister, Nancy (ed.). Women in ministry: Biblical and historical perspectives.  Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1998.
  • Voerman, Jan. The Ordination of women, the priesthood of all believers and other aspects. TEACH Services, 2013.
  • Wahlen, Clinton and Gina. Women's ordination: Does it matter? Silver Spring, MD: Bright Shores Publishing, 2015.
  • Wiklander, Bertil. Ordination reconsidered: The biblical vision of men and women as servants of God. Newbold: Newbold Academic Press, 2015.

Spanish editions

Many of these books are listed above, but these are the versions in the Spanish language.

  • Batchelor, Doug, y Dwight Hall. Fuego extraño: Comprendiendo el candente tema de la ordenación de la mujer. Coldwater, MI: Remnant Publications, 2014.
  • Bohr, Stephen. La Ordenación de la Mujer, ¿Si o No?. Fresno, CA: Secrets Unsealed, 2015.
  • Brillhart, Rebecca Frost y Patricia A. Habada (eds.). Bienvenida a la mesa: Preparando un lugar en la mesa para la mujer en el ministerio. Langley Park, MD. TEAMPress, 1995.
  • Gibson, Ty. Una mirada más profunda a la ordenación de la mujer. Light Bearers, 2015.
  • Hanna, Martin y Cindy Tutsch (eds.). Preguntas y respuestas acerca de la ordenación de la mujer. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2015.
  • Holmes, C. Raymond. La punta de un iceberg: autoridad bíblica, interpretación bíblica y la ordenación de la mujer al ministerio. Wakefield, MI: Pointer Publications, 1995.
  • Mendoza, Oscar S. y Daniel A. Mora (eds.). Apartadas para el ministerio: Una perspectiva adventista sobre la ordenación. Lima, Perú. Fortaleza Ediciones, 2015.
  • Treiyer, Alberto R. ¿Cómo la Tipología Afecta la Estructura Eclesiástica? CreateSpace, 2015.
  • Vyhmeister, Nancy (ed.). Mujer y ministerio: Perspectivas bíblicas e históricas. Berrien Springs, MI. Andrews University Press, 1998.
  • Wahlen, Clinton y Gina. La Ordenación de la Mujer, ¿Importa realmente? Silver Spring, MD: Bright Shores, 2015.

Portuguese editions

Many of these books are listed above, but these are the versions in the Portuguese language.

  • Gibson, Ty. Um Olhar Atento sobre a Ordenação de Mulheres. Light Bearers, 2015.
  • Holmes, C. Raymond. A Ponta de um Iceberg: A Autoridade e a Interpretação da Bíblia, e a Ordenação da Mulher para o Ministério. Berrien Springs, MI: Adventists Affirm, 1995.
  • Wahlen, Clinton e Gina. Ordenação de Mulheres, Isso Importa? Silver Spring, MD. Bright Shores, 2015.