Same-sex marriage has been a hotly debated topic within the Church for many years. Clare Herbert draws on her experience as a lesbian priest in the Church of England whilst exploring the practical theology and significance of same-sex relationships within the Christian faith.
- Author HERBERT, CLARE
- Pub Date 21/12/2020
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 176
A transformative exploration of queer theology and the debate around same-sex marriage within the Church. Clare Herbert draws on her experience as a priest within the Church of England in a committed same-sex relationship and considers the questions that have shaped religious debate for many years.
This book explores the concept of same-sex marriage in relation to the heteronormative definition of marriage, and its effect on past understandings of the sacrament. Interweaving stories from Christians struggling to reconcile their faith with their sexuality alongside wider queer theology and the theology of marriage, Herbert explores the unique understanding of God provided by the experience of committed same-sex love , and lays the groundwork for redefining the traditional definition of marriage.