The author, a conservative Episcopal priest, has written these book, consisting of three essays "in response to two items published by diocesan commissions in the Episcopal Church on the matter of changing sexual morality" (p. 1) and out of his conviction that "None of this could have happened had the Church not lost its own sense of identity in the Biblical framework, the Biblical cosmos, and the Biblical God and Father of the cosmos. None of this could have happened had the Church had a healthy relationship to the scientific community. Had we been rooted in the truth in a healthy way, we would have spotted this poison, named it for what it was, and thrown it out of our midst" (p. 3). -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- Sexuality and Family Life : The Biblical Roots -- Inclusion and Exclusion : The Biblical Way -- Science : The Poisoned Well -- Epilogue : The Bad News and the Good News -- Endnote : Emmaus Ministries -- Newark Report : Report of the Task Force on Changing Patters of Sexuality and Family Life.
Newark Report was "Prepared at the Request of the 111th Convention of the Diocese of Newark By The Task Force on Changing Patterns of Sexuality and Family Life", Chaired by Nelson S.T. Thayer, and consists of 17 pages (numbered N1-N17).