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Homosexuality and the church

Homosexuality and the church

a report of the Assembly Committee on Homosexuality and the Church

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Published by Uniting Church Press in Melbourne .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 26-28.

    Statementedited by Gordon S. Dicker.
    ContributionsDicker, Gordon S., Uniting Church in Australia. Committee on Homosexuality and the Church.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination71 p.
    Number of Pages71
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20562770M
    ISBN 100858195054
    OCLC/WorldCa14589805


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Twenty-five years ago I published a book on Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, ). Since then many things have changed both in the church and in society regarding the status of LGBT individuals.

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