Face to Face: Gay and Lesbian Clergy on Holiness and Life Together (2006)
Author(s): Jeffrey Heskins
Amazon UK: Face to Face
Standpoint: 0 Not yet classified
Genre(s): Contemporary Christian practice and experience, Memoir/autobiography, and Spirituality
Topic(s): Ethics, Marriage and relationships, Same-sex relationships, and Spirituality
Especially suitable for: Anglicans, Church of England, and Clergy
This book addresses the issues discussed at the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops and primates in 1998 in a reflective, discursive manner, and looks to recommending, by example, different ways of holy living for gay and lesbian couples.
Jeffrey Heskins takes a step back from heated rhetoric to listen to Christians who are committed both to ordained ministry in the Church of England and to a life of holiness with a partner of the same sex. As Heskins invites these couples to tell their stories and reflects on their experiences, he raises difficult questions: What does it mean to live a ‘holy life’? Should the pattern for ‘holy living’ be any different for gay and lesbian couples in ministry than for others? Based on more than thirty hours of recorded interviews with couples all across England.
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