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Author Hall, Caroline J. Addington, 1955-
Title A thorn in the flesh : how gay sexuality is changing the Episcopal Church / Caroline J. Addington Hall.
Published Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2013]
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 Floor2  BX5979.5.H65 H35 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-288) and index.
Contents Introduction: Homosexuality in the headlines -- The American Right's love affair with homosexuality -- Why is homosexuality such a big deal? -- Children of God come out -- Evangelical Episcopal explosion -- The Episcopal Church gets AIDS -- Conservatives and progressives lock horns -- When America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold -- Dissident conservatives revolt -- Three men divided by truth and unity -- Fight the good fight -- Who defines Anglican? -- The empire strikes back -- "The Lord is displacing the Episcopal Church" -- Where now is authority? -- Appendix: For the Bible tells me so.
Summary With the vote to bless same-sex marriages, the Episcopal Church becomes the largest U.S. denomination to officially sanction same-sex relationships. Hall tells how homosexuality has been used to further conservative political agendas, both here and abroad, and raises vital questions of whether people with different understandings of authority and truth can live in harmony.
Subject Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Episcopal Church.
Episcopal Church -- Doctrines.
ISBN 9781442219946 cloth alkaline paper
1442219947 cloth alkaline paper
9781442219960 (electronic)
OCLC number 829444362