Sunday, March 11, 2007

Conservative Readings

Well, where to next? It seems to me a reasonable next step--having argued in favor of blessing same-sex unions--would be to apply the argument against the most cogent cases made to the contrary. I should have thrown Barth in there, I suppose; most of these conservative writers seem to me to work from his notion of complementarity. There are a few pieces from the Anglican right, like True Union in the Body?--my impression is that whatever they have to say in terms of against blessing SSUs will be better said by one of the authors below.

1. Gagnon, The Bible and Homosexual Practice
2. ----- & Via, Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views
3. Grenz, Welcoming but not Affirming
4. Hays, The Moral Vision of the New Testament
5. Hays in Siker (ed), Homosexuality in the Church

6. Scola, The Nuptial Mystery
7. John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them

So, what do you think?


At 11:00 AM, Blogger Closed said...

You have got the central thrust correct. All of these are modernist in their understanding of gender and read this back into the biblical texts. Barth's complemenatarity understanding has been addressed in some length in Eugene Rogers' work. In any case, frankly, Benedict XVI, whether he knows it or not, lays a different groundwork in his encyclical that is not modernist in the way JPII was--ironic that...

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At 4:56 AM, Blogger The Anglican Scotist said...

Thanks anon; I managed to get in touch with her!


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