Church in Crisis

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The Gay Controversy and the Anglican Communion

By:Oliver O’Donovan
Pages:134
Publisher:Cascade Books
Dimensions:127mm x 203mm
ISBN:9781556358975

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What if the challenge gay men and women present the church with is not emancipatory but hermeneutic? Suppose that at the heart of the problem there is the magna quaestio, the question about the gay experience, its sources and its character, that gays must answer for themselves: how this form of sensibility and feeling is shaped by its social context and how it can be clothed in an appropriate pattern of life for the service of God and discipleship of Christ? But suppose, too, that there is another question corresponding to it, which non-gay Christians need to answer: how and to what extent this form of sensibility and feeling has emerged in specific historical conditions, and how the conditions may require, as an aspect of the pastoral accommodation that changing historical conditions require, a form of public presence and acknowledgment not hitherto known? These two questions come together as a single question: how are we to understand together the particularity of the age in which we are given to attest God’s works?

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Dimensions 203 × 127 mm
Pages

134

By

Oliver O'Donovan

Publisher

Cascade Books

Dimensions

127mm x 203mm

ISBN

9781556358975