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As My Own Soul: The Blessing of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Glaser

Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Seabury Books (July 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $19.95 $9.00

Synopsis

With the removal of sexual orientation as a bar to ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), pending approval of a majority of presbyteries, and the Episcopal Church’s 2009 General Convention calling for the development of theological and liturgical resources for same-sex blessings, sexual orientation – especially with regard to marriage – is a central issue. Secularly, too, the topic is front-page news with the recent California same-gender marriage ruling and subsequent Proposition 8 vote and the update of the Massachusetts same-gender marriage law.

This book sets forth the case for religious institutions’ blessing of same-gender marriage, positing that same-gender marriage does not detract from the sacredness of heterosexual marriage, but rather enhances and nourishes the institution.