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A decade of the same-sex debate in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (2001-2011)

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dc.contributor.author Bentley, Wessel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-11T12:39:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-11T12:39:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Bentley, W., 2012. A decade of the same-sex debate in the Methodist Church of Souther Africa (2001-201). Studia Historiae Ecclesiatsicae, 38(Supplement), pp.2005–220. en
dc.identifier.issn 10170499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6681
dc.description.abstract The conversation on same-sex relationships in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) has been a long and emotional one. For ten years, this denomination, amongst others, has struggled to define its own position regarding this very important and highly emotive social issue. When conversations span a long period of time, it becomes easy to digress and to lose focus of the central questions that need to be worked through. It is thus important to look back and take stock of where the MCSA has come from and where it has moved to in this debate. In this article I will give a description of the history of the debate on same-sex relationships in the MCSA by drawing on the official statements and reports of Conference of the MCSA, the Connexional Executive and the Doctrine, Ethics and Worship Committee. Reflecting on this history, this article will suggest further steps for the MCSA in its ongoing search to find grace and truth on this matter. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae en
dc.subject Same-sex, homosexuality, Methodist, Church en
dc.title A decade of the same-sex debate in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (2001-2011) en
dc.type Article en


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