"Developed at the request of the Bishop of New York in response to actions of the Lambeth Conference 1998". -- front cover.
"At the 1998 Lambeth Conference, a wide difference of opinion was evident among the Bishops of the Anglican Communion concerning the Holy Scriptures. Some at the conference suggested that those who did not accept their understanding of Scripture were ignoring its authority. However, we believe this difference of opinion is not about the authority of Scripture, but its interpretation, and that it is possible to maintain a high respect for the authority of Scripture while coming to different interpretations or understandings as to its meaning and application". -- p. 2.
Produced by the "Hermeneutics Study Group".
Contents: Members of the Hermeneutics Study Group -- [Preface] signed: Richard F. Grein, Bishop of New York, Retired [and] Mark S. Sisk, Bishop of New York --  Principles of Interpretation -- Some Notes on Principles 3 and 4: Commentary 1 / Tobias Haller -- Oikonomia: The Divine "Plan": Commentary 2 / Richard Norris -- The Mutability of Divine Law: Commentary 3 / Richard Hooker -- Applications of Principles of Interpretation: Commentary 4 / Tobias Haller.
"The morality of homosexual acts, and the even further removed ecclesiastical issues of the ordination of homosexual Christians or the blessing of their relationships, are not readily 'settled' through the simple application of a handful of texts. The Scriptures tell us little about ordination or marriage, and even less about homosexuality. However, this is not a rejection of the resort to Scripture for guidance. On the contrary, the whole tenor of this paper concerns the importance of interpreting the Scripture and the method by which the Church does so. It is our purpose rather to advise caution, care, and consistency in the exercise of sound judgment, and to defer or resist the temptation to act as is these matters must have final solutions to be imposed universally rather than interim provisions to be applied locally, as we continue to `see as through a glass darkly'." -- Conclusion, p. 19.