E 141 Friends, Partners or Spouses? The Civil Partnership Act and Christian Witness (2006)


The Civil Partnership Act is the culmination of various changes in society and the law in relation to homosexuality and same-sex relationships. As such it poses significant questions for Christian thinking and action.

This detailed yet readable study looks at the relation between civil partnership and marriage, the Church of England's response to the CPA, the ethical questions raised, and whether civil partnership is an option for a Christian disciple.

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Author: Andrew Goddard

The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Goddard studied PPE and Theology at Oxford University, completing a doctorate in Christian political thought. He has taught ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Trinity College, Bristol. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE) and Assistant Minister, St James the Less, Pimlico where his wife, Lis, is Vicar. His most recent books are ‘Good Disagreement? Grace and Truth in a Divided Church’ (edited with Andrew Atherstone) and ‘Rowan Williams: His Legacy,’ both with Lion Hudson.

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