A Conversation Waiting to Begin Paperback

The churches and the gay controversy

by Oliver O'Donovan;

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A Conversation Waiting to Begin

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In A Conversation Waiting to Begin, Oliver O’Donovan, one of the most respected moral theologians in the UK, evaluates the current debate in the Anglican Communion and asks whether we have actually begun to ask the right questions.

O’Donovan argues that we need to understand how and to what extent sensibility with regard to homosexuality has emerged in specific historical conditions, and how the conditions may require, as an aspect of the pastoral accommodation that changing historical conditions require, a form of public presence and acknowledgment not hitherto known? These two questions come together as a single question: how are we to understand together the particularity of the age in which we are given to attest God’s works?

‘O’Donovan is one of the preeminent Christian theologians of our time. Here he brings to bear his acute mind, deep faith, and broad pastoral sensitivities on one of the most pressing challenges facing our churches today.’ Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology, Whycliffe College, Toronto

Professor Oliver O’Donovan is Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh.

A Conversation Waiting to Begin by Oliver O'Donovan was published by SCM Press in April 2009 and is our 36505th best seller. The ISBN for A Conversation Waiting to Begin is 9780334042105.

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Page last updated 25th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
Items in Pack1
PublisherSCM Press (April 2009)
Number of Pages144
Thickness14 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code1901009
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