"Prepared for the AIDS Working Group by General Synod Communications, Anglican Church of Canada".
Contents: The Working Group on AIDS -- What Am I ? -- A Mother's Story -- AIDS brings us face to face with the stranger, sexuality and death / Stephen Manning -- Biblical, Theological and Ethical Issues Surrounding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- AIDS and the Church as a Healing Community -- More information on AIDS -- Intercessory Prayer.
"'Disarming the Secular Gods' and 'One Lord, One Faith', previous books by Peter Moore, Rector of Little Trinity Church, Toronto, have been supplemented by another stimulating book, 'A Church To Believe In'. This ecclesiological study is intended to give a clear understanding of the nature of the Church as the body of Christ. The purpose of the writer is to provide a vision of the comprehensiveness of the Church. The Church to be truly comprehensive must possess five essential characteristics. Lacking any of these, the Church will be significantly deficient. The adjectives used to describe these characteristics are: evangelical, catholic, reformed, charismatic and liberal. Each of these categories is defined more closely in the five chapters which follow the opening introduction. An attractive feature of this study is that each is exemplified by an outstanding person within the life of the Church" (p. 150). "A study guide with pertinent questions makes this book particularly helpful for study groups. This is a book which will reward careful study and discussion by members of all denominations, as well as by Anglicans for whom it is primarily intended" (p. 152).
"The purpose of this book is to restate the biblical and theological insights that informed the report and resolutions of the 1958 Lambeth Conference, and to present again the theology of sexuality and the family that is widely held and influential in the Anglican Communion. In addition, reference is made to the stance of the Anglican Church of Canada regarding various matters affecting family life, such as contraception, abortion, artificial insemination by donor, and divorce". -- Intro.
Introduction refers to the importance of the report on "The Family in Contemporary Society" presented at the 1958 Lambeth Conference and which evoked a series of resolutions from the bishops of the Anglican Communion.
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- Theology of Sexuality and Marriage -- Family Planning and Contraception -- Abortion -- Artificial Insemination by Donor -- Marriage Breakdown and Divorce.
"[U]sed with permission, Doctrine and Worship Committee (General Synod)". -- p. 6.
"Produced in 1986 by General Synod Communications for the Sub-Committee on Marriage and Related Matters of the Anglican Church of Canada. For more information about the church's program in marriage and family contact the Rev. Tom Kingston, 600 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2J6". -- p. 6.
Contents divided into sections: Three Stages of Marriage -- The Ideals of Christian Marriage: Christ and the Church -- Marriage in the Gospels -- Paul: Marriage Problems -- Applying Biblical Insights.
"[U]sed with permission, Doctrine and Worship Committee (General Synod)". -- p. 4.
"Produced in 1986 by General Synod Communications for the Sub-Committee on Marriage and Related Matters of the Anglican Church of Canada. For more information about the church's program in marriage and family contact the Rev. Tom Kingston, 600 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2J6". -- p. 4.
Contents divided into sections: The Biblical Family: Natural Community -- Divine Blessing in Marriage -- Politics, Sociology and Choice -- Sexuality in Context -- Emphasis on Relational Aspects -- Discrimination and Context -- The Covenant of Marriage.
"The Committee on Human Sexuality, The National Executive Council of The Anglican Church of Canada, November 1985".
"James Reed, Editor".
Includes bibliographic references, p. 157-159.
"At its meeting in November 1985, the National Executive Council authorized the publication of the resource papers contained in this volume after very careful, sensitive, and frank discussion. It was not a unanimous decision. It is clear that people, all with deep integrity, hold different positions. There was agreement that sexuality should be studied in greater depth from a Christian point of view. The disagreement was about the type of materials that should be made available. There are valid reasons for deep concern about the type of papers to publish. The area of concern is one of great sensitivity, and people have different life experiences and hold different views about the role the Church should play in making material available for study. There is also deep concern about how the media will interpret materials that are published even as resources for study." -- Foreword.
Contents: The Committee on Human Sexuality of the National Executive Council of The Anglican Church of Canada -- Statement from the House of Bishops -- Foreword / The Most Reverend Edward W. Scott, Primate -- An Introduction: Approaches to Sexuality and Theology / James Reed -- Anglican Statements about Human Sexuality: 1. A Statement by the Anglican Bishops of Canada, 1978 -- 2. Preface: On Marriage in the Church: Canon XXI, 1967 -- 3. Women's Concerns: Our Story -- 4. A Message to the Members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the People of Our Country, from the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada -- The Bible, Christian Tradition, and Sexuality / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- Theology, Ethics, and Sexuality / James Reed -- The Study of Sexuality in the Context of Recent Lambeth Conferences -- Learning to be Sexual: Perspectives from Biology, Psychology, and Sociology / James Reed -- Sexuality and the Status of Women / Nissa Basbaum -- Issues of Social Justice: Homosexuality and Gay People / Phyllis Creighton -- Homosexual Identity and Act: A Continuing Search for Understanding / James Reed -- Recommended for Further Reading on Homosexuality -- Case Studies / James Reed, editor -- Resources for Further Study / Tom Kingston, compiler.
"Compiled by The Rev. James T. Irvine, Warden of Lay Readers of the Diocese of Fredericton".
Contains 18 sermons by Anglican bishops, five of them Anglican Church of Canada.
"This collection of sermons by men of God serving in Bishop's Orders is produced chiefly for use by Licensed Layreaders serving our Lord in rural and isolated areas. This is the second collection of this kind and the effort was made to gather the material together because of the overwhelming response to the first series, now in a second limited mimeographed edition." -- Intro.
Contents: [Mail Order Form] -- Introduction dated St. Luke's Day,1983 / James T. Irvine -- Prepare for the Coming / Arthur G. Peters -- Away From Home / Stuart Blanch -- Future Resolutions / Philip A. Smith -- Life is to Follow God / Paul Reeves -- Don't Be Afraid: It is I ! / H.B. Dehqani-Tafti -- The Cross of Christ / Philip Russell -- Repentance is Changing Your Mind / John M. Krumm -- The Seventh Word / Howell Witt -- Temptation: Jesus and His Church / Lyman C. Ogilby -- Message de Paque / Luc A. Garnier -- I Have Seen the Lord ! / William C. Frey -- Reductions / P.F. Carnley -- The Disciples Were Glad When They Saw the Lord / Samir Kafity -- "Of Such is the Kingdom of God" / Derwyn D. Jones -- The Clowns of God / John C. Bothwell -- A New Metaphor for Churches / Robert M. Anderson -- Mountain-Top Experiences / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- Stewardship: Giving without Remembering, Receiving without Forgetting / Russel F. Brown.