New Yorker

I recommend the smart article by Peter Boyer in the current New Yorker on the continuing tension within the Episcopal church over the ordination of Eugene Robinson as a bishop. The piece is notable for its empathetic treatment of both Robinson and those American and African Anglicans convinced that ordination of practicing homosexuals not only violates  scripture (although Boyer underplays, I think, the nuances on this issue offered in contemporary Biblical scholarship) but  constitutes a Western intolerance of traditional Christian views, even an American-based  "neo-imperialism." 

John T. McGreevy is the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

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