February 3, 2015

Report of Task Force on Marriage

I'm pleased to report that the Report of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage has appeared today on the website of the General Convention. This is in the form of what is still called a "Blue Book" report, though it is neither blue nor strictly a book.

I was honored to serve on the Task Force, and contributed mostly to the first three sections of the theological framework. (Those who know me will see the telltale signs... )

You will see that the proposed canonical amendment is modest and practical, mostly involved with cleaning up some of the accumulated wordiness and disorder introduced to the canon since 1973, and with shifting the focus to what the couple are doing in marriage: which is making marriage vows.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG


JCF said...

Thank you, Tobias! Looking forward to reading it.

I also commend Susan Russell's FAQ about it, here: http://inchatatime.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-episcopal-churchs-task-force-on.html

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG said...

Susan did us a good service with the "Reader's Digest" version! Not everyone will wade through the longer document, which is a shame, of course, but that's life!

Mary Clara said...

Thank you for your contribution to this great undertaking, Tobias! Now, take the rest of the day off.

George said...

A very beautiful document! I have been reading it for ten days, not finished it yet, but I can say it would make a great catechetical book, if [translated and] published.