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Duncan has co-edited (with Jeremy Morris) An Acceptable Sacrifice? Homosexuality and the Church, a collection of essays by nine Cambridge theologians with a foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. With controversy about same-sex relationships within the Anglican Communion rumbling on, this book gives lay people and clergy alike the resources to think through this complex subject in relation to scripture, tradition and reason, and attempts an honest exploration of some of the key difficulties posed for the Church by the question of homosexuality. A review by the former Archbishop of York, Dr John Habgood in the Times Literary Supplement can be found here.

Previous publications include Just Cohabiting? The Church, Sex and Getting Married, in which he provides a short history of the church’s complicated and uneasy attitudes to sexuality and marriage and argues for a radical reappraisal of the Church’s position, proposing that in a chaotic climate for relationships, in which couples desire marriage yet fear commitment, the church should embrace cohabitation as part of the process of `becoming married’. Just Cohabiting? was reviewed in The Eagle by the Rt Revd Dr Anthony Russell, Bishop of Ely.

Originally published in 2003 (and re-issued in 2005),  Anglicanism: the Answer to Modernity is a collection of essays which seeks to address the intellectual future of the Church of England in a confident, faithful and open way. Duncan has also contributed to a number of other edited collections including Religion, Gender and the Public Sphere (2013) and Religion and Youth (2010) and is a regular contributor to Dialogue, a 6th form Theology and Religious Studies journal as well as a review for The Church Times and Theology.