John Williams on Why an Ecumenical Revisiting of Humanae Vitae May Be Timely
James S. Spiegel's "A Great Crowd of Moral Witness" (Touchstone, January/February 2018) provided substantial texts from across the centuries attesting to the "complete consistency on the issue [of the proscription of homosexual actions] among Christian scholars until recently"; there was, Spiegel wrote, "actual unanimity—agreement without exception [among Protestants and Catholics] . . . until the mid-twentieth century." Somewhat surprisingly, he does not attempt to speculate on what might have happened to disrupt the continuity.
In earlier pages of the same issue of Touchstone—which include James M. Kushiner's editorial, "Getting Sex Wrong Is a Foundational Error," and the full text of the Nashville Statement on sexuality—there is expressed a similar dismay . . .
THIS ARTICLE ONLY AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
FOR QUICK ACCESS:
calling all readers
"There are magazines worth reading but few worth saving . . . Touchstone is just such a magazine."
—Alice von Hildebrand
"Here we do not concede one square millimeter of territory to falsehood, folly, contemporary sentimentality, or fashion. We speak the truth, and let God be our judge. . . . Touchstone is the one committedly Christian conservative journal."
—Anthony Esolen, Touchstone senior editor
• Not a subscriber or wish to renew your subscription? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of publishing!
Transactions will be processed on a secure server.
Order Touchstone subscriptions in bulk and save $10 per sub! Each subscription includes 6 issues of Touchstone plus full online access to touchstonemag.com—including archives, videos, and pdf downloads of recent issues for only $29.95 each! Great for churches or study groups.
OR get a subscription to Touchstone to read on your Kindle for only $1.99 per month! (This option is KINDLE ONLY and does not include either print or online.)
Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.
more from the online archives