General Synod 2007 asked the Primate’s Theological Commission to consider two topics related to human sexuality:
- The theological question of whether the blessing of same-sex unions is a faithful, Spirit-led development of Christian doctrine
- Scripture’s witness to the integrity of every human person and the question of the sanctity of human relationships
The commission was also asked to consult with the wider Canadian Anglican church as they prepare their response. See essays below.
Essays in response to the commission’s questions
- Sept. 29: Personal response from W. J. Arnold, Saskatoon Sask.
- Sept. 26: Discerning the Spirit, Baptizing the Culture by Peter Slater
- Sept. 9: What is a legitimate development of Anglican doctrine concerning Homosexuality? by David Bowring
- Sept. 9: Why Newman Is Not Enough: Reflections on the Gospel and Development by William H. Harrison
- July 4: How the Political Tactics of the Gothic Romance Divided the Anglican Church by John C. Deadman
- July 4: Introduction to an upcoming collection of essays by George Sumner, Catherine Hamilton, Peter Robinson
- What Would John Henry Newman Do? by George Sumner
- Scripture and Doctrine in the St. Michael Report and The Primate’s Questions: A Reflection on Scripture and Theology in the Canadian Anglican Context by Christopher Seitz
- Words Do Not Stand Still by Roseanne Kydd
- Sex and the Garden: Genesis 3 and the Sanctity of Human Relationships by Catherine Sider Hamilton