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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 ways homosexuality has been used to additional conservative political agendas, either the following and in a foreign country. It describes how African and Asian church buildings were drawn right into a clash that begun within the usa within the Episcopal Church, and increases very important questions of even if individuals with diversified understandings of authority and fact can dwell in harmony.

This provocative e-book isn't a historical past of the flow for homosexual inclusion, nor a heritage of the stream for a brand new, conservative Anglican church within the Americas. in its place, it's a comparability of the conservative and the liberal components of the church. There are these, similar 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 adjustments that experience occurred in Western society some time past fifty years that experience ended in the reputation of same-sex marriage and homosexuality. this variation has now not come simply or even after approximately 4 a long time, homosexual marriage continues to be a politically divisive factor within the usa and England.

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