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dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Johnston
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T16:05:09Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T16:05:09Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-20
dc.identifier.citationMcKay, J. (2015). The General Assembly of 2015. Theology in Scotland, 22(2), 59-68.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1465-2862en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/TIS/article/view/1448en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/10938
dc.description.abstractWhile in some Presbyterian Churches, discussion and analysis of Assembly debates and decisions are common this type of analysis is far less common in Scotland. In this paper, Johnston McKay offers us a survey of the debate concerning same-sex relationships in recent years, culminating in the 2015 General Assembly. He traces the history of the debate from 2009 onwards, in the events, discussions and debates following the decision of the Presbytery of Aberdeen to sustain a call to a minister in a homosexual partnership. McKay describes the divisions and tensions apparent in the Church of Scotland, but also demonstrates the way in which the introduction of a model of the Church as a ‘mixed economy’ and, then, the use of the concept of ‘constrained difference’ contributed towards a major resolution of the discussion.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSt Mary's College, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTheology in Scotlanden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectChurch of Scotlanden_US
dc.subjectGeneral Assembyen_US
dc.subjectSame-sexen_US
dc.subjectRelationshipsen_US
dc.subjectMarriageen_US
dc.subjectMinistryen_US
dc.subjectMinisteren_US
dc.subjectOrdinationen_US
dc.subjectSexualityen_US
dc.subjectHomosexualityen_US
dc.subjectLBGTen_US
dc.subjectGayen_US
dc.subjectLesbianen_US
dc.subject.lccBR1.S3T5en_US
dc.subject.lcshTheology--Study and teaching--Scotlanden_US
dc.subject.lcshTheology, Doctrinal--Scotlanden_US
dc.titleThe General Assembly of 2015en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US


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