Though written in 1879, this piece still remains one of the best shorter treatments of a matter which is once again receiving much attention in our day. "This common movement for 'women's rights,' and women's preaching, must be regarded, then, as simply infidel. It cannot be candidly upheld without attacking the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures," proclaims Dabney in prophetic style. Also includes B.B. Warfield's article "Paul on Women Speaking in Church." In the Publisher's preface to Dabney's Discussions it is noted that even in Dabney's day much corporate backsliding was already taking place. And that "with a growing impatience manifested towards the doctrinal exactness of a formulary of Faith like The Westminster Confession, it was inevitable that Dabney and his associates should be regarded as backward-looking and ultra-conservative. His biographer's tribute, that 'he became a type, not of New England Puritanism, but of Puritanism of the noblest English age,' had no force for a new generation with a dwindling interest in any form of Reformed orthodoxy."
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