What makes a marriage Christian? What does marriage mean in church and society today? The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on the Study of Marriage was formed in 2012 to “explore biblical, theological, historical, liturgical, and canonical dimensions of marriage”; their report will be considered at the 2015 General Convention and beyond. Four scholars have critiqued the report in the essay “Marriage in Creation and Covenant,” and we present that critique here along with three responses by other scholars, as well as the report itself. Bringing this work together is a joint project of the ATR and The Living Church, reflecting both publications’ commitment to foster thoughtful, informed, and stimulating conversation about matters facing the church.
Marriage in Creation and Covenant
John Bauerschmidt, Zachary Guiliano, Wesley Hill, and Jordan Hylden
Another Look at Augustine on Marriage: An Historian’s Response to “Marriage in Creation and Covenant”
A Rejoinder to “Marriage in Creation and Covenant”
Response to Guiliano
Report of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage