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Sacred Soldiers: Remembering World War I

26 Nov 2018

Sacred Soldiers: Remembering World War I

PaCT Fellow Dr Michael Gladwin recently spoke on the ABC’s God Forbid program. Producer Rohan Salmond interviewed Dr Gladwin about Anzac Day’s origins for the ‘Sacred Soldiers: Remembering World War I’ episode. Dr Gladwin said the origins of Anzac are Christian but it’s also a civil religion that is growing. “I think it can be argued that this is a kind of civil religion and I think it’s more so.....

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Arts and Theology

26 Nov 2018

Arts and Theology

PaCT Fellow Rev Dr Rod Pattenden has recently completed a six month art installation series at Adamstown NSW which explores the interactions that occur in placing contemporary art into a worship space. This innovative project created a lively conversation between artists, the art networks of Newcastle region and the words and actions of a liturgical community. A 36 page full colour catalogue is in production and the series is reviewed.....

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New book from PaCT Fellow on Narrative Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark

12 Nov 2018

New book from PaCT Fellow on Narrative Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark

There is a new book title from PaCT Fellow and School of Theology Lecturer (CSU) Dr Jeffrey W. Aernie called Narrative Discipleship: Portraits of Women in the Gospel of Mark. The New Testament scholar’s book examines the thematic and theological impact of women in the Gospel of Mark. Using narrative analysis, Aernie explores how Mark intentionally crafts the narratives of women in the Gospel to extend his portrait of discipleship......

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PaCT PhD candidate writes on Willie Jennings and Palestinian Theologies of Liberation

07 Nov 2018

PaCT PhD candidate writes on Willie Jennings and Palestinian Theologies of Liberation

PhD candidate Katherine Rainger has published a piece on The New Polis titled 'Willie Jennings And Palestinian Theologies of Liberation - Naming The Missing Piece.' Katherine discusses the theology of Willie Jennings including his insights into the construction of race, and past and present Jewish-Christian relations. She states: "However, there is a significant lacuna in Jennings' commendable project to restore a Christian-Jewish 'vision of life together': the omission of the.....

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