Author: Adrian Thatcher
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Over the last fifty years, the world – and consequently the academic research – has developed a growing interest for the topics of sexuality, sexual orientation and gender. Being objects of intellectual and cultural debates, modern churches and contemporary theologies have been challenged to develop their own responses to issues that have long been considered taboos (e.g. women’s emancipation, homosexual marriage, transgender rights, etc).
In his most recent book, Adrian Thatcher denounces the failing of some churches to pick up the challenges of modern times. His investigation focuses particularly on the cases of the Catholic Church and the Anglican one, stating that both Churches are failing – although to different extents – to untangle themselves from the misogyny and errors of their past traditions.