This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 57: Women as Leaders in Protestant Denominations
Women as Leaders in Protestant Denominations
An examination of women as leaders in Protestant denominations is important given the significance of religion in the lives of most Americans, slightly more than half of whom are Protestants. Women's status as clergy, in particular, is an important indication of how influential women are as leaders within such denominations, given the significant role that ordained pastors, as heads of churches, often play in the lives of their congregants and local communities. Moreover, ordained clergy who serve as scholars in seminaries or as leaders in ...