Comments: "To Have and To Hold" - the theology of marriage

Thank you, Simon, for putting this up on T.A.

One wonders if it would not benefit the Anglican Communion of Churches to arrange for Theological Educators from around the Communion to take time out to attend what will obviously be an important educational opportunity on this matter of vital importance for our Church now and in time to come.

I'm hoping that at least one of our diocesan Education Officers from ACANZP might be encouraged to attend. Perhaps it will be up to those of us who are keen for proper theological debate to take place on Same-Sex Marriage to get the ball rolling.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 27 June 2014 at 3:56am BST

[I left a comment here, which is missing? Referencing (re a "theology of equal marriage") the Love among the Persons of the Trinity? And Rublev's icon of same? Just wondering what happened to it. JCF.]

ED: checked spam folder, not there. Can you resend please?

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 28 June 2014 at 7:02am BST

Well, I think you have the essence of it, above. That the theology of marriage (which ever after SHALL be "equal marriage"!) is rooted in a theology of love, which begins WITHIN the Persons of the Holy Trinity (and just look *thru* Rublev's icon to get the idea: http://www.belygorod.ru/img2/Ikona/Used/017rublev%20troitsa.jpg )

To me, the Love within the Trinity is a much better vision/taste/scent/texture/harmony of Love approximation, than the "Christ and His Church" analogy (though Christ-like self-sacrifice is essential to any GOOD marriage. Again, JMO).

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 28 June 2014 at 8:01pm BST
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