Living in Love and Faith, a reflection by Adrian Thatcher
The final text tries hard to maintain a balance when discussing the many difficult questions.
LLF is framed in such a way as to offer the possibility of, and hope for, greater agreement between the sharply divided factions within the Church of England, based on the six Pastoral Principles for Living Well Together (4-5). The prior question is whether the framework provided in and by the book can do this. Unfortunately, I don’t think it can, for at least three broad reasons.
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Adrian is Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, UK. I am a Trustee of Modern Church, and Managing Editor of Modern Believing, the theological journal of Modern Church.