This Holy Estate engages only two Old Testament texts, Genesis 1 and Genesis 2, deeming them largely irrelevant. But we must attend to the whole of the Old Testament, not least for how the Word speaks in and through it.
To walk through the biblical narrative is to discover that marriage in God’s purpose has a particular shape.
'This Holy Estate' represents an exercise in removing scriptural barriers, rather than allowing Scripture to lead. This is no via media.
This week our Canadian scholars will be evaluating 'This Holy Estate', which was drafted to provide a "rationale" for same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada.
If the development of doctrine were anything like musical performance, we could not imagine that "harmonic progression" would happen abruptly or lazily.