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Human sexuality and the 'same sex marriage' debate / edited by Mark D. Thompson for the Sydney Diocesan Doctrine Commission.

Contributor(s): Thompson, Mark (Mark Donald), editor | Anglican Youthworks | Anglican Church of Australia. Diocese of Sydney. Doctrine Commission.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Sydney] : Anglican Press Australia, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 104 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 9781925041606 (paperback).Subject(s): Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Same-sex marriage -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Added to GBC Library 16 October 2016
Contents:
Human sexuality in contemporary context -- Applying the Bible to same-sex relationships -- Marriage and sexuality in the Bible -- Arguing in the public sphere -- Ministering to those who experience same-sex attraction.
Summary: The current debates about gender, the meaning of marriage and human sexuality are of interest to people inside and outside the Christian churches. A massive exercise in social engineering is underway around the world and it is often difficult to discern how Christians might contribute to the debate in a way that will not simply be dismissed as traditionalist bigotry.<br> The Sydney Diocesan Doctrine Commission has spent two years reflecting upon the issues and has produced this little book as a resource for Christians who wish to understand what is happening and how we might respond, as well as an explanation to others of why Christians have found the debate and the way it has been conducted in the public arena deeply disturbing.--Back cover.
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Library Room 1 (off the breezeway, thru the bookshop @ Holland Park) 261.835766 hum 2015 c1 (Browse shelf) Available 1818

A report of the Sydney Diocesan Doctrine Commission, October 2014.

Includes bibliographical references (page 104).

Human sexuality in contemporary context -- Applying the Bible to same-sex relationships -- Marriage and sexuality in the Bible -- Arguing in the public sphere -- Ministering to those who experience same-sex attraction.

The current debates about gender, the meaning of marriage and human sexuality are of interest to people inside and outside the Christian churches. A massive exercise in social engineering is underway around the world and it is often difficult to discern how Christians might contribute to the debate in a way that will not simply be dismissed as traditionalist bigotry.<br> The Sydney Diocesan Doctrine Commission has spent two years reflecting upon the issues and has produced this little book as a resource for Christians who wish to understand what is happening and how we might respond, as well as an explanation to others of why Christians have found the debate and the way it has been conducted in the public arena deeply disturbing.--Back cover.

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