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Even at Easter, pronouncements from the Anglican synod are not normally of great concern to most Prospect readers. But this year’s presidential address by the Right Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, contains a striking statement of “modus vivendi” liberalism. Aware that people are wearying of esoteric debates about Jesus’s attitude to same-sex love, he suggests that sex should be treated like war. Or, rather, as he puts it: “In our synod there is…

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