The thread title is also the title of a new book by Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG, who, I should say, has been a friend to me.
A blog about the book can be found here:
Reasonable and Holy
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Reasonable and Holy: Engaging Same-Sexuality
by Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG
A Contribution to the Listening Process for the Anglican Communion
Father Gregory writes:
This appears to be a slim paperback that should make easy reading. Except that it doesn’t. Fr Tobias has written one of those increasingly rare (and annoying!) books that inspires questioning and demands reflection. Every time I begin to read more of it I find myself stalled at a word, a phrase, a question which requires thoughtful consideration, even some research in other works or, worse, some serious critical thinking. It’s not at all the standard theologically and historically quasi- or semi- or totally illiterate case for the prosecution or the defence which the subject usually seems to inspire. Nor, like the standard works, is it mind-numbingly dull. Its approach is not only scholarly but spiritual, almost meditative. It blends theology and Scripture and history and anthropology and law with deep pastoral concern, and is pleasantly spiced with gentle wit. It applies gentle reason to a subject that more than many requires it.