What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops?
I thought the Bible was explicitly clear:
1 Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man; she is to remain quiet.
1 Corinthians 14:34-35 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.