The Primate’s Theological Commission (PTC) was a diverse group of theologians who worked on contemporary questions within the Anglican Church of Canada. Members were appointed by the Primate, but worked in cooperation with the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee, particularly in the 2007 to 2010 triennium. The PTC is currently on hiatus as General Synod leadership discerns how best to approach future theological work.
Work from the Primate’s Theological Commission:
- The Galilee Report, 2009
This report responds to two questions posed at General Synod 2007: “the theological question of whether the blessing of same-sex unions is a faithful, Spirit-led development of Christian doctrine” and “Scripture’s witness to the integrity of every human person and the question of the sanctity of human relationships.”
Canadian Anglicans were also invited to weigh in on these questions. Read other responses here.
The report answers the question posed at General Synod 2004: “is the blessing of committed same-sex unions a matter of doctrine?”
- St. Michael Report Study Guide (disponible en français)
This guide was prepared by the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee to help explore the report.
- Membership of the Commission (2007-2010)
- Jan. 14, 2010 news story “Think Tank guided church through tough issues”
- Discussion papers related to the topic of same-sex unions, written by commission members [need to create page for this with content below]
- March 28, 2007 news story “Anglican theological commission clarifies provenance of same-sex blessings resolutions”
- March 16, 2007 news story “COGS resolutions on the St. Michael Report”
- Nov. 21, 2006 Statement of the Primate’s Theological Commission on the Discussion of the Authority of Scripture in the Windsor Report
- Sept. 14, 2005 news story “Primate urges church to study and respond to St. Michael Report”
- Jan. 19, 2004 Communiqué: Primate’s Theological Commission