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Cross-cultural Eco-theology in an Indian Ocean Context published

21 Jan 2019

Cross-cultural Eco-theology in an Indian Ocean Context published

Congratulations to PaCT Fellow Dr David Reichardt whose book Cross-cultural Eco-theology in an Indian Ocean Context has been recently published. Dr Reichardt said it was a two-year project which came about after Indian publisher ISPCK’s general secretary asked him to write a textbook on eco-theology for Indian pastors. ISPCK has a policy of trying to provide material on current issues in theology available in good quality and moderate cost for.....

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Book News: René Girard and the Nonviolent God

21 Jan 2019

Book News: René Girard and the Nonviolent God

Congratulations to PaCT Research Professor Rev’d Canon Scott Cowdell whose book René Girard and the Nonviolent God has been published by Notre Dame Press. Professor Cowdell research has been supported by PaCT and his new book has received praise from academia. The publishers describe the book as follows: In his latest book on the ground-breaking work of René Girard (1923–2015), Scott Cowdell sets out a new perspective on mimetic theory.....

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University Medal for PACT Scholarship recipient

20 Dec 2018

University Medal for PACT Scholarship recipient

Congratulations to PaCT scholarship recipient Dr Jacqueline Service who received a Higher Degree by Research University Medal at a recent CSU graduation service. Dr Service received her award at the Faculty of Arts and Education Graduation on 10 December 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Dr Service’s doctoral thesis explored one of the most intellectually challenging theological topics, the concept of the Trinity, on the basis of which she sought.....

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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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