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The Gnostic World

11 Dec 2018

 The Gnostic World

Since the famous discoveries in Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945, followed by the important colloquium of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) held in Messina in 1966, the topic of “Gnosticism” as a recurrent complex of ideas in the history of religions has been a topic of much academic, and indeed popular, interest. Combining themes ranging from lost gospels like the Gospel of Thomas through to.....

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Character Formation, Moral Education and Values in Western Pluralistic Societies

05 Dec 2018

Character Formation, Moral Education and Values in Western Pluralistic Societies

Executive Director of PaCT the Rt Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard recently attended two roundtable discussions in Heidelberg, Germany as part of a research project on Character Formation, Moral Education and Values in Western Pluralistic Societies. The four-year international research project is jointly hosted by The Research Centre for International and Interdisciplinary Theology (FIIT) at the University of Heidelberg under the direction of Professor Michael Welker; the School of Law and.....

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Mehmet Ozalp receives Lifetime Achievement Award

26 Nov 2018

Mehmet Ozalp receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to PaCT Fellow Mehmet Ozalp who has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Muslim Achievemnt Awards (AMAA). The award was given to Dr Ozalp on the 18 November at the Grand Royale in Granville. In giving him this award, the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards said: 'Mehmet has been active within the Australian Muslim community for over 27 years. He has been intensely involved in social, cultural and.....

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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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