Family & Sexual Ethics
'Same Sex Marriage: What are Christians to Make of it?': co-sponsored with Theology For All, 29 September 2012.
Keynote speaker Rev Dr Sean Doherty, Tutor in Ethics at St Mellitus College and former KLICE doctoral award-holder. Jonathan Chaplin also participated in a panel. Listen to the talks on the TFA website here.
'Beyond Individualism: Applying a New Sexual Ethic': co-sponsored with the Jubilee Centre, 15 May 2010.
Conference resources available via the Jubilee Centre website. See books by speakers Dale Kuehne, Guy Brandon and Jenny Taylor below.
Ethics in Brief
Online articles in the Guardian by Jonathan Chaplin:
- Jenny Taylor, Wild Constraint: The Case for Chastity (Continuum, 2008). Jenny Taylor is a member of the KLICE Advisory Council.
- Dale S. Kuehne, Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationship beyond an Age of Individualism (Baker Academic 2009). Read the Director's endorsement here.
- Guy Brandon, Just Sex: Is it ever just sex? (IVP, 2009). Guy works for the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge.
- Oliver O’Donovan, A Conversation Waiting to Begin: The Churches and the Gay Controversy (SCM 2009).
- Andrew Goddard, 'Theology and Practice in Evangelical Churches', in Adrian Thatcher (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender (OUP, 2014).
- Dave Leal, On Gay Marriage, E174 (July 2014).
Recent changes in the law have had the stated aim of ‘extending’ marriage, as previously defined to be between one man and one women, to include two people of the same sex. But does this extend marriage or redefine it? And do we have a consistent understanding of marriage in the first place? This careful study teases out the issues and implications of this change and its ethical consequences.
- Ian Paul, Same-sex Unions: The Key Biblical Texts, B71 (March 2014).
The debate about same-sex unions continues to dominate the media. Within discussion, it is often assumed either that the biblical texts have little to contribute, or that, rightly understood, they do not prohibit same-sex sexual activity. This accessible study looks carefully at each of the biblical texts cited in the debate, and engages thoroughly with the issues they raise.
- Ian Paul, Women and Authority: The Key Biblical Texts, B59 (March 2011).
Despite long discussion in the churches, the question of women's roles in Scripture provokes a wide range of views. This study seeks to assess the key passages in Scripture that are appealed to by differing views, and explore whether or not they support the idea of hierarchy within gender relations and the prohibition of certain forms of ministry for women.
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2. KLICE News February 2017.
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