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PACT Fellow on political authority and politics

06 Jun 2018

PACT Fellow on political authority and politics

PACT Fellow Jonathan Cole has recently been published in the international journal Christian Studies in Ethics on political authority.His article “Towards a Christian Ontology of Political Authority: The Relationship between Created Order and Providence in Oliver O’Donovan’s Theology of Political Authority” was published online recently.The abstract states: This article argues that the formally similar conceptions of political authority provided in Oliver O’Donovan’s Resurrection and Moral Order and The Desire of.....

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PACT Fellow published in Oxford University Press series

21 May 2018

PACT Fellow published in Oxford University Press series

PACT Fellow and St Mark's history lecturer Dr Michael Gladwin has published a chapter each in two publications produced by the Oxford University Press.'Anglicanism in Oceania in the 20th Century' was released last month in The Oxford History of Anglicanism and covers the history of Anglicanism in the Pacific region.'Mission and Colonialism' dwells on the intellectual history of Christianity and Empire, and was published in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century.....

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Religion and the state in the Peoples Republic of China

14 May 2018

Religion and the state in the Peoples Republic of China

By PACT Fellow Dr Bernard Doherty.While discussions of undue Chinese influence in Australian politics, President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption, and Chinese territorial expansion in the South China Sea have all featured heavily in recent Australian discussions on China, the topic of the Chinese state’s attitude toward religion has received far-less coverage – especially its treatment of religious minorities.While many Christians are at least vaguely aware of the often restrictive.....

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Muslim and Christian scholars come together at Peace Conference

14 May 2018

Muslim and Christian scholars come together at Peace Conference

United Theological College (UTC) hosted an inter-faith Peace Conference in March which was supported by the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre (PACT).The event was organised by UTC lecturer Dr Anthony Rees who is also a Research Fellow with PACT.He said the event brought together Islamic and Christian academics who used “sacred texts as a site to discuss the understanding and communications of religion through texts”.A story about the event.....

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