Whether Ladies have the Right to Vote for Church Officers

Should ladies have the right to vote for their own rulers in the elections of church officers?  The question is scriptural, practical and perennial; and, as it deals with ‘rights,’ it sometimes incites fervor in those whom the question affects.  What saith the Lord?

 

Whether Ladies have the Right to Vote for Church Officers

This page has a collection of some of the best resources on the topic, both Pro and Con.  The historic letter of Thomas M’Crie arguing ‘no’ has been re-edited, and, for the first time, has helpful explanatory footnotes.

An Analysis of Rutherford and M’Cire on whether Ladies have the Right to Vote for Church Officers  2015, 21 pages, with Samuel Rutherford and Thomas M’Crie appended on the subject

Rev. Fentiman analyzes the arguments of Rutherford (who was for ladies voting) and M’Crie (who was against it) and comes to a third middle viewpoint in-between both: that it is indifferent.