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“Kaleidoscope of Pieces opens up fresh insights into readings offering pastoral and transformative support to those whose self-identification is not heterosexual. These essays do what good theological investigation requires. They both confront and challenge through scholarly investigation. Each essay opens a window, or perhaps to bring more nuanced colour and texture, a different view, like looking though a kaleidoscope, to highlight more of the theological, spiritual and ecclesiological depths in relation to human sexuality, and to homosexuality in particular. The Church as a whole is called in Christ to unfold completely as we live into the life to which we have been called. These essays help us to do just that.”

Rt Rev’d Kay Goldsworthy, Bishop of Gippsland.

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There has been considerable debate in recent years in the Anglican Church of Australia about issues of sexual diversity. To this end, two collections of essays have been published. The first, Five Uneasy Pieces, addressed the texts that have frequently been used to argue against the legitimacy of homosexual expression within Christian life and leadership. A second collection followed, Pieces of Ease and Grace. This collection broke significant new ground in the way the Bible can contribute to contemporary debates. The collection utilized a range of methodologies and unlocked authentic, significant and original readings that restored the Bible to a pastoral and transformative support for those whose self-identification was not shaped by a dominant and norm-assuming heterosexuality. The project raised significant issues for wider theological analysis touching on issues of marriage, family and authentic friendship, of ordination and leadership, of the church’s relationship to wider society, of decision-making in the church and the Anglican Communion and the resources the church can summons to its aid as it seeks to move forward. This book takes up the need to address these issues.

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