Modern Believing

Blessed Companionship: A Church's Journey

Modern Believing (2014), 55, (2), 97–113.

Abstract

In examining how thinking on same-sex partnerships and marriage in the Church of England has developed, this article seeks to illuminate a shift in views on these issues in the wider church. The theological and social contexts are outlined, competing influences examined and key documents considered. While the value of loving and committed relationships is now widely accepted, some church members are still unconvinced, and it is likely that intense debate will continue in years to come.

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