By Oliver O'Donovan
“Oliver O’Donovan’s reflections at the present problems of the Anglican Church are without difficulty of distinctive value. He continually takes us to the questions others are usually not asking and refuses the ready-made questions and solutions that paralyze our pondering the sexuality debates. an individual eager to comprehend what's such a lot deeply at stake theologically should learn and meditate in this precious book.”
—ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury
“In tones of commonly elusive profundity, Oliver O’Donovan forces the reader of his new e-book to gain that modern ‘gayness’ represents an enigma which calls for an extended interval of sustained cultural, moral, and theological mirrored image ahead of the Church can desire to arrive any well-grounded consensus in this factor. He tricks that the latter could good be instantaneously extra conservative and but extra radical than the political moralizing and prudishness theological liberals may possibly wish. but if campaigning for ‘gay rights’ is brushed off as either beside the point and untimely, the schismatic response of convinced evangelicals is roundly condemned. certainly, O’Donovan has the following completed not anything under a sign of simply how Anglicanism can sooner or later reconstruct itself via a restoration of a Hooker-like feel of Episcopalian Catholicity, and the Patristic integration of Platonic knowledge with Biblical revelation, at the a part of extra discerning evangelicals like himself.”
—JOHN MILBANK, college of Nottingham
“O’Donovan is without doubt one of the preeminent Christian theologians of our time. the following he brings to undergo his acute brain, deep religion, and wide pastoral sensitivities on the most urgent demanding situations dealing with our church buildings today.”
—EPHRAIM RADNER, Professor of old Theology
Wycliffe collage, Toronto
“Oliver O’Donovan sees the present predicament within the Anglican Communion for accurately what it is—an invitation into the center of God. someone who wearily feels they've got heard all of it on those matters will come clear of this e-book challenged, deepened, and refreshed.”
—SAM WELLS, Dean of the Chapel and
Research Professor of Christian Ethics
Oliver O’Donovan is Professor of Christian Ethics and functional Theology on the college of Edinburgh. he's the writer of diverse works in theology and ethics, together with The methods of Judgment (2005), The simply struggle Revisited (2003), and Common items of Love (2002).
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