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Permanent, Faithful, Stable: Christian Same-Sex Marriage

Darton, Longman and Todd is republishing the book by Dr Jeffrey John previously titled Permanent, Faithful, Stable and originally published in 1993 (second edition in 2000).

The 2012 edition has been retitled: Permanent, Faithful, Stable: Christian Same-Sex Marriage. There is a new Foreword by Mark Oakley, Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, and a forthright new Preface and new Postscript by Jeffrey John, urging the church to back the government’s proposal to legalise gay marriage.

The book is available now from the publisher, from Church House Bookshop, and soon from Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

Inclusive Church has reproduced the publisher’s press release.

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The fact that Dean Jeffrey John feels able to re-issue his original manuscript indicates the need for a fresh attempt to convince the Church – of which he is a capable and worthy priest – to recognise his state of monogamous and faithful relationship to another human being – who happens to be of the same gender. The circumstances under which this book has to be re-issued should indicate how slow the Church of England is at recognising its failure to measure up to the standard of justice for Gays – which is recognised by society – but not by… Read more »