Other Voices, Other Worlds: The Global Church Speaks Out on Homosexuality

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Terry Brown
Church Publishing, Inc., 2006 - 341 pages
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Leading Anglican writers from around the world challenge the assumption that the communion is split between a liberal 'north' and an orthodox 'south'.

Anglican churches worldwide are sharply divided on homosexuality. The dominant stereotype is that of a "global south" unanimously lined up against homosexuality as immoral and sinful, and of a liberal and decadent global north. The differences between the two sides are seen as fundamental, and irreconcilable.

Nothing is further from the truth: homosexual behavior exists across the whole Anglican Communion, whether it is openly celebrated or quietly integrated into local churches and cultures. In this extraordinary book, in development for several years, this is exposed as a myth. Christians throughout Africa, Asia, and the developing world - bishops, priests and religious, academics and lay writers - open up dramatic new perspectives on familiar arguments and debates. Topics include biblical interpretation, sexuality and doctrine, local history, sexuality and personhood, the influence of other faiths, issues of colonialism and post-colonialism, homophobia, and the place of homosexual persons in the church. Other Voices, Other Worlds reveals the rich historical and cross-cultural complexity to same-sex relationships, and injects dramatic new perspectives into a debate that has become stale and predictable.

 

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Lakota Hca
5
Technology and the Politics of Exclusion An indigenous womans perspective
15
Moana Waves Oceania and homosexuality
26
A Story of its own Name Hong Kongs Tongzhi culture and movement
40
The MythicLiteralists in the Province of Southeast Asia
58
The Struggle to be Human A reflection on homosexuality
77
A Spirituality in Christ that Humbles and Transforms
91
Sexuality and the Churchs Understanding of Authority A response from Japan
99
Dehumanisation from the Periphery
193
Do not Judge only Comprehend The Anglican Communion and human sexuality
208
Practising Sexual Theology Undressing sex pleasure sin and guilt in colonised mentalities
221
Homosexuality and the Bible in the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America
236
Global Intimacy Money sex and communion
249
Homosexuality and the Clarity of Scripture Reflecting with the Archbishop of Sydney
262
The Only Thing that Counts Faith active in love
275
Good and Gay?
286

Muslim Attitudes to Homosexuality
114
Marching or Stumbling towards a Christian Ethic? Homosexuality and African Anglicanism
129
Kenya Reflections
142
Homosexuality and the Churches in Nigeria
154
The Church of Uganda and the Problem of Human Sexuality Responding to concerns from the Ugandan context
168
Putting Right a Great Wrong A Southern African perspective
179
The Church of England and Homosexuality How did we get here? Where do we go now?
298
How shall we Know?
314
Beyond Libertarianism and Repression The Quest for an Anglican Theological Ascetics
331
List of Contributors
339
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TERRY BROWN is the Bishop of Malaita in the Church of the Province of Melanesia, Solomon Islands, and Convenor of the Anglican Way group of the Anglican Primates' Theological Education for the Anglican Communion Task Force.

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