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Human Sexuality and the "Same Sex Marriage" Debate

Mark D Thompson (Ed)

Human Sexuality and the "Same Sex Marriage" Debate

Mark D Thompson (Ed)

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The current debates about gender, the meaning of marriage and human sexuality are of interest to people inside and outside the Christian churches. A massive exercise in social engineering is underway around the world and it is often difficult to discern how Christians might contribute to the debate in a way that will not simply be dismissed as traditionalist bigotry. The Sydney Diocesan Doctrine Commission has spent two years reflecting upon the issues and has produced this little book as a resource for Christians who wish to understand what is happening and how they might respond, as well as an explanation to others of why Christians have found the debate and the way it has been conducted in the public arena disturbing.

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The current debates about gender, the meaning of marriage and human sexuality are of interest to people inside and outside the Christian churches. A massive exercise in social engineering is underway around the world and it is often difficult to discern how Christians might contribute to the debate in a way that will not simply be dismissed as traditionalist bigotry. The Sydney Diocesan Doctrine Commission has spent two years reflecting upon the issues and has produced this little book as a resource for Christians who wish to understand what is happening and how they might respond, as well as an explanation to others of why Christians have found the debate and the way it has been conducted in the public arena disturbing.
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A valuable resource
5 stars By Ibu Guru, Oct 01 2017
Usually I read reviews before buying but I am glad I didn't before buying this. With one out of 3 babies in Australia apparently being born to the unmarried, marriage seems to be a dying institution. So why the big push to allow 3 percent of the population to marry each other? This book tells you why. The hidden agenda is exposed and I found it shocking but helpful. The other reviewer's facts may be true but the tv shows, news and movies being watched in Australia, spread USA ideas widely so their experiences are warnings for us. I have passed my copy on to family and would recommend it to others.
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1 stars By Renee, Sep 06 2015
Firstly, it would have been helpful to have at least a summary of some of the terms of reference for the writers so readers could better judge the scope of the objectives.
Secondly, if particular chapters were allocated to different members of the committee, it would also have been helpful to have the name with the chapter heading.

Although I have a few questions about chapters 2 to 5, I would say that they are generally a fair summary of what are termed traditional Christian teachings on marriage and sexual relationships, the difficulty of explaining any Christian world view to people who are not Christians, and ways of ministering to people who experience same sex attraction. I was pleased to see that Chapter 5 does dispel some widespread myths.

However, it is a pity that the first chapter in particular (but at times also the others) lacks precision by not defining the terms used, not  adequately referencing, and sometimes quoting secondary sources instead of the original ones. It is also a disappointment that there is such a heavy bias to the American context.

Two examples: Firstly, the authors appear to not understand what intersex conditions are. Secondly, they quote a long, harsh criticism of the United States PFLAG that is 12 years old. The basis of this criticism is not currently true there or in Australia.


Given the calibre of the authors, I am disappointed that a better, more accurate result was not obtained.
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