Living in Sin?
A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality
ISBN10: 0060675071 ISBN13: 9780060675073 Publisher: Harperone Published: Jan 1 1990 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage? Should the widowed be allowed to form intimate relationships without remarrying? Should the church receive homosexuals into its community and support committed gay and lesbian relationships? Should congregations publicly and liturgically witness and affirm divorces? Should the church's moral standards continue to be set by patriarchal males? Should women be consecrated bishops? Bishop Spong proposes a pastoral response based on scripture and history to the changing realities of the modern world. He calls for a moral vision to empower the church with inclusive teaching about equal, loving, nonexploitative relationships.