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Religion Sexuality & Gender Studies

Discerning the Word

The Bible and Homosexuality in Anglican Debate

by (author) Paul Gibson

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2002
Sexuality & Gender Studies, General, General
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Can the church accept homosexual relationships? Can the church ordain homosexual people? Did Lambeth 1998 amend a traditional Anglican understanding of the Bible? In this compelling and finely honed discussion, Paul Gibson focuses on the 1998 Lambeth Conference resolution on scripture and sexuality and examines the way cultural norms influence our understanding of biblical authority. He issues a challenge to the church and proposes a way forward that honours scripture, tradition, and our evolving culture.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Paul Gibson is also the author of Patterns of Celebration: Layers of Meaning in the Structure of the Eucharist and Briefly Stated: Short Sermons for the Christian Year. As Liturgical Officer of the Anglican Church of Canada, he has contributed significantly to the development of the Book of Alternative Services and the new hymn book of the Anglican Church, Common Praise. He has also served the central organization of the Anglican Communion. He is married, with two grown children and three granddaughters, and lives in Toronto.