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By Caroline J. Addington Hall

A Thorn within the Flesh: How homosexual Sexuality is altering the Episcopal Church tells the tale of the way homosexuality has been used to additional conservative political agendas, either right here and overseas. It describes how African and Asian church buildings were drawn right into a clash that all started within the usa within the Episcopal Church, and increases important questions of even if individuals with diversified understandings of authority and fact can stay in harmony.

This provocative publication isn't a heritage of the circulate for homosexual inclusion, nor a heritage of the circulate for a brand new, conservative Anglican church within the Americas. as an alternative, it's a comparability of the conservative and the liberal components of the church. There are these, equivalent to the Church of britain, who've conservative theological orientation and are probably to oppose totally together with gays and lesbians within the church. corridor, additionally, explores the quick alterations that experience occurred in Western society some time past fifty years that experience resulted in the popularity of same-sex marriage and homosexuality. this transformation has no longer come simply or even after approximately 4 a long time, homosexual marriage is still a politically divisive factor within the usa and England.

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