Thomas E. Breidenthal, Christian Households : The Sanctification of Nearness, Call Number 241.676 Bre 1997, 2004, is a book from Bishop Vono’s “bookshelf” list. The author, an Episcopal priest, attempts to make a purely theological argument which is broad enough to include non-traditional households, including gay unions. In this reviewer’s opinion, Breidenthal’s refusal to sanction contracts, that is human agreements based on mutuality and reciprocity, makes the notion of Christian households too restrictive to deal with the practical problems of contemporary families. Others may disagree.
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