Saint John the Evangelist (Lockport, IL)

Monday, July 04, 2005

N.T. Wright

Shipwreck and Kingdom: Acts and the Anglican Communion


At 3:58 PM, Blogger David Baird said...

I have read +Wright's talk a couple of times now. It seems to me that he is advocating the via media route. It seems that he does not want to exclude the North American churches from the Anglican communion, if I read the last two paragraphs correctly.

I wonder if I missed something, because in some of his other published lectures and articles +Wright comes down on the side that says that the Bible frowns on homosexuality. And after his stint on the Windsor Report Commission, he indicated that the North American churches should apologize for their corporate behavior.

If I read this talk correctly, he is now asking both sides not to force a breakup of the Communion. I kind of have to wonder if +Wright hasn't grown into his new position and realizes that there are valid points on both side of the debate (or that the issues involved are not "black and white"). And as a result both sides need to learn from each other.

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I haven't read +Wright nearly as much as you, but I did recall him saying when asked directly that Gagnon's (big) book was were he took his Biblical interpretation of homosexuality.

That being said, it still doesn't tell us how important an issue it is for him (or how important indeed it should be for anyone). But I guess we can infer that he thinks it isn't worth schism.


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