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With the removal of sexual orientation as a bar to ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), pending approval of a majority of presbyteries, and the Episcopal Church’s 2009 General Convention calling for the development of theological and liturgical resources for same-sex blessings, sexual orientationespecially with regard to marriageis a central issue. Secularly, too, the topic is front-page news with the recent California same-gender marriage ruling and subsequent Proposition 8 vote and the update of the Massachusetts same-gender marriage law.
This book sets forth the case for religious institutions’ blessing of same-gender marriage, positing that same-gender marriage does not detract from the sacredness of heterosexual marriage, but rather enhances and nourishes the institution.
- “Claiming the Blessing”
- “Deeper Than Scripture”
- “Traditional Family Values”
- “The Sacred Source of Marriage”
- “Sex and the Body of Christ”
- “Marriage As a Spiritual Discipline”
|Publisher:||Church Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Claiming the Blessing 1
Chapter 2 Deeper than Scripture: Taboo, Shame, and Sex-Negativity Biblical, Cultural, and Visceral Responses 23
Chapter 3 Traditional Family Values: Marriage, Procreation, and Family 47
Chapter 4 The Sacred Source of Marriage: Holy Origins and Sacramental Dimensions 73
Chapter 5 Sex and the Body of Christ 101
Chapter 6 As My Own Soul: Marriage as a Spiritual Discipline 125
Selected Bibliography Related to Marriage 149