The Episcopal Church, Homosexuality, and the Context of Technology

The Episcopal Church, Homosexuality, and the Context of Technology

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About the Contributor(s):
George Hobson is an Episcopal priest and Canon to the Bishop for Theological Education in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. He has taught theology in seminaries and theological colleges in many developing countries, including Rwanda, Burundi, Haiti, Armenia, and Pakistan. He is author of a volume of poems and photographs, Rumours of Hope (2005), and contributor to a collective book of poetry, Forgotten Genocides of the Twentieth Century (2005).

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ISBN-13: 9781620322611
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

George Hobson is an Episcopal priest and Canon to the Bishop for Theological Education in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. He has taught theology in seminaries and theological colleges in many developing countries, including Rwanda, Burundi, Haiti, Armenia, and Pakistan. He is author of a volume of poems and photographs, Rumours of Hope (2005), and contributor to a collective book of poetry, Forgotten Genocides of the Twentieth Century (2005).

Table of Contents

Foreword Craig G. Bartholomew ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Part I Technology as the Matrix of Modernity: Its Relation to the Question of Homosexuality

Section I Technology-as-idol is the ultimate expression and vehicle of mankind's pursuit of autonomy; its aim of auto-salvation, of auto-construction?a New Creation-is a dehumanizing counterfeit of the Gospel that reduces subjects to objects 3

Section II Technological hegemony and the notion of limitless development provide the context for understanding the post-modern challenge-epitomized by gender theory-to the traditional view of sexuality 73

Part II The Question of Homosexuality in the Context of Modernity

Section III The impulse of theological liberalism is to adapt the Gospel to the standards of the modern world. Three recent practices in the Episcopal Church related to the question of homosexuality exemplify this impulse and demonstrate doctrinal and pastoral irresponsibility 105

Section IV The biblical opposition to homosexual practice is rooted in the Creation order, founded on the complementarity of man and woman and on the Creator's high view of the body, sexuality, and marriage. A deficient or defective love and a lack of personal affirmation underlie most cases of homosexual orientation. In Christ are to be found both wholeness and holiness 146

Bibliography 197

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