Reasonable and Holy

Engaging Same Sexuality

Tobias Stanislas Haller

Mar/2009, 192 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781596271104



Reasonable and Holy addresses the conflict over homosexuality within the Anglican tradition, demonstrating that the church is able to provide for and support faithful and loving relationships between persons of the same sex, not as a departure from that tradition, but as a reasonable extension of it. 

It offers a carefully argued, but accessible means of engagement with Scripture, the Jewish and Christian traditions, and the use of reason in dealing with the experience and lives of fellow-Christians. Unlike most reflections on the topic of homosexuality, Reasonable and Holy examines same-sex relationships through the lens of the traditional teaching on the “ends” or “goods” of marriage: procreation, union, the upbuilding of society, the symbolic representation of Christ and the Church, and the now often unmentioned “remedy for fornication.”  Throughout, it responds to objections based on reason, tradition, and Scripture.

Based on a series of popular blog posts, it includes a number of independent, but related resources in the form of side-bars and single-page expansions of particular themes, suitable for reproduction as handouts.



Tobias Stanislas Haller, BSG, a parish priest and life professed member of the Brotherhood of Saint Gregory, has served the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion at every level. His previous books include Reasonable and Holy: Engaging Same Sexuality, Preparing for a Wedding in the Episcopal Church, and the revised edition of The Episcopal Handbook.

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