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‘Homosexual Practice’ and the Anglican Communion from the 1990s: A Case Study in Theology and Identity

  • Mark D. Chapman
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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Abstract

Mark D. Chapman (‘“Homosexual Practice” and the Anglican Communion from the 1990s: A Case Study in Theology and Identity’) discusses the ways in which the Anglican Communion has redefined itself around the issue of the legitimacy of same-sex relationships, especially among the clergy, since the 1980s. Chapman offers a political interpretation of the ways in which opposition to homosexuality has become what Murray Edelman calls a ‘condensation symbol’, which brings together a set of wider issues that have emerged between the different provinces of the Communion, especially between the Global South and North.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Oxford Ripon CollegeCuddesdonUK

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