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Permanent, Faithful, Stable: Christian Same-sex Partnerships (Affirming Catholicism) Paperback – 20 Mar 2000
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Dr John makes his point clearly, with a pragmatic method consistent with modern Angican thinking. It is pragmatism at its best, and many will be unconvinced. Interestingly, he espouses a revisionist agenda, and does not develop his objections based upon Natural Law. There is almost no discussion of the Catholic position, based on Sacred Sripture and Thomistic theology.
One feels that Dr John, in making his claim for stable same-sex relationships, is seeking to make a pragmatic theology of mariage fit his desire for recognition of 'civil partnerships'.
Time will tell if he will convince those who are uncomfortable with his thoughtful but provocative ideas. If he becomes the Bishop of Bangor, then he will have a bigger platform to promote his agenda.
Indeed his book does not succeed in this. He has no scritures to support his condoning of homosexual marriage or homosexual practices and the few scriptures he does use all oppose homosexuality but Mr John tries to spin in a positive light.
The scritural discussion made up a small portion of the book the rest of it was a light weight hodge podge of various opinions. At one point Mr John tried to compare the creative will in homosexuality, and he included homosexual sexuality with the full gamut, I must conclude, of sexual expression such as sodomy and fallatio, with that of an armless person painting a picture with their feet. I must admit at the point i had to double take to make sure that I had read correctly.
The whole book was very light weight and that Mr John was even in the consideration for bishop of Southwark, perhaps the most historical cathedral in london makes me very worried.
I have written a page by page review of the book if anyone is interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
The one use it has, I guess, is to demonstrate how far away from the truth someone can go and still, in this politically correct madness of a world, be regarded as an expert in their field!
Don't buy it - save your money for things of God and save your time for repentance and prayer.