The Anglican Theological Review has published “Marriage in Covenant and Creation: A Response to the Task Force on the Study of Marriage,” the first of several essays planned by a new initiative called Fully Alive.

The first Fully Alive essay is by the Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt, Zachary Guiliano, Dr. Wesley Hill, and the Rev. Jordan Hylden. The journal has published three responses to Fully Alive’s first paper:

  • “Another Look at Augustine on Marriage: An Historian’s Response to ‘Marriage in Creation and Covenant’” by Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski
  • “Three Questions for the Authors of ‘Marriage in Creation and Covenant’” by Scott MacDougall
  • “A Rejoinder to ‘Marriage in Creation and Covenant’” by Kathryn Tanner

Here is how Fully Alive describes its purpose:

There is an important conversation going on about marriage today. It is happening in society. It is also happening in the Church. People are asking questions about what marriage is and what it is for. Fully Alive is a project by a group of Christians who are seeking to answer these questions deeply and prayerfully, while also considering some even bigger questions that lurk in the background of our conversation on marriage. What does it mean to be a human being? What does it mean to be a woman or a man? Is it possible for people who come to radically different conclusions about these things to live together with integrity in one society? What about in one church?

In the weeks and months ahead, Fully Alive will be publishing essays and creating resources. This website will have all the latest information. Fully Alive is sponsored by the Communion Partner Bishops.

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