A response: An alternative reading of BCP

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Abstract

I am grateful for Michael’s detailed study of the BCP and more broadly on our Constitution and formularies. With respect to his ‘commentary’ on the ‘the doctrine of marriage arising from the BCP’, I am in broad agreement with all of his points except point 5, where Michael proposes that the endorsement of heterosexual marriage in the BCP entails the rejection of same-sex marriage. Michael’s argument can thus be stated in this way: the BCP endorses heterosexual marriage only.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarriage, same-sex marriage and the Anglican Church of Australia
Subtitle of host publicationEssays from the Doctrine Commission
EditorsThe Doctrine Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia
Place of PublicationMulgrave VIC
PublisherBroughton Publishing
Chapter3
Pages49-54
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780648265948
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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    Anstey, M. (2019). A response: An alternative reading of BCP. In T. D. C. of the Anglican Church of Australia (Ed.), Marriage, same-sex marriage and the Anglican Church of Australia: Essays from the Doctrine Commission (pp. 49-54). Broughton Publishing.